De Appel

Book launch: Solidarity Must be Defended

Wednesday 19 June from 19 to 20:30 hours


Join us in de Appel on 19 June for the book launch of Solidarity Must Be Defended, edited by Eszter Szakács and Naeem Mohaiemen.

Cold War

The anthology brings together projects on gestures and alignments within the visual arts around transnational solidarity during the Cold War.

In dialogue with, among others, the quietest tendencies of non-alignment and the radical vector of liberation movements, the book looks at both grand initiatives and tragic misfires from an entangled, decolonizing world. The point of departure for this anthology is a special issue of Mezosfera magazine (Refractions of Socialist Solidarity) edited in Budapest by Szakács in dialogue with Mohaiemen’s three-channel film Two Meetings and a Funeral (2017). This anthology proposes that transnational solidarity is always worth celebrating, but also extremely difficult to inhabit. For the launch, co-editor Eszter Szakács will be joined by contributor Sanjukta Sunderason for a conversation.

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Wednesday 19 June from 19 to 20:30 hours


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