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Carlos Kong is a writer, art historian, and curator. He is a correspondent for Flash Art, and has contributed to various art publications and curatorial programs in Europe and the US. He is pursuing a PhD at Princeton, where he researches across contemporary art and film from Europe through the Middle East. He received a Fulbright Scholarship for his dissertation on queer performances of migration between Germany and Turkey.
Zdenka Badovinac joins writers and art historians, Carlos Kong and Yin Ho, to revisit her essay, “My Post-Catastrophic Glossary”, in this recorded conversation. The three discuss the genesis and format of the glossary, how the concept of catastrophe influenced Badovinac’s work as a museum director, the future of museums, and importantly, how to become true comrades.read more »
On February 18 we are reading the fifth section “The Future; The Balkans.” The conversation will be co-led by artist and writer, Yin Ho and art historian and writer, Carlos Kong.read more »
On December 17 we are reading the tenth chapter “How NSK Made Present the Absence of History.” The conversation will be led by art historian and writer, Carlos Kong and art historian and curator, Jovana Stokic.read more »
On June 25 we are reading the fourth chapter “The Museum of Contemporary Art,” translated by Rawley Grau and originally presented at the international colloquium“História E(m) Movimento: MAM 60 anos” [History and(in) Movement: MAM 60 Years], Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, November 2008. The conversation will be co-led by art historian and writer, Carlos Kong and researcher and writer, Lynn Maliszewski.read more »