Ani Khatchikian (she/her) was born in Paris and raised in an Armenian family of Soviet heritage. She holds a double BA in Art History and Law from Paris Science et Lettres Research University. She is a graduate student from Goldsmiths University of London, where she obtained her MA in Art and Politics. Her main research focused on the power of political nostalgia and leftist imagery on the Internet. She also has written about skincare in the light of psychoanalysis, and the aesthetics of violence during the Gulf War, among other topics. In 2020 she co-cofounded an independent research group focusing on social trends. From this project was (re)born Palabre, an online media dedicated to words and their meanings. After 6 months spent in Yerevan, Armenia, where she was working for a documentary film production company and doing research for her own projects, she is now based in Paris.
Anahita Delcorde (she/her) is a Belgian and Iranian independent researcher and writer. Her research focuses on time-based artworks by contemporary artists from West Asia and North Africa that explore matters of the body in regards to globalization. She holds a BA in Culture, Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins, London, and has recently graduated from her MA in Art History at the École du Louvre, Paris, after having been part of Columbia University’s department of Art History in New York. Among others, she has written about the links between science-fiction and Gulf art practices, the topic of stillness within performance art, and has investigated the issue of “absence” as a strategy for global institutional critique. She is currently finishing her residency at Afterall, the University of the Arts London’s research center and publication on contemporary art.
Lecture More powerful than two Cleopatras
Saturday 02/07 - 16.00 - 17.30