Arts of the Working Class Issue 21 launch

08 June 2022
07:00 PM

On June 8th at 6:30pm at a.p., join a.p., Callie’s, and Arts of the Working Class for the launch of Arts of the Working Class Issue 21 with conversations, screenings, book release and a playlist.

The event will discuss matters of tourism, forced displacement, and precarious mobility in contemporary art through the words and works of its contributors Rahel Aima, Daniela Labra and Abhijan Toto. The evening will also screen the works of artists Karimah Ashadu, Kinga Kielczynska and Metasitu, featured in the issue.

The title of both the event and the latest issue take Jules Verne’s proto sci-fi book as a starting point for shared research. Verne, the poet and writer whose narratives take the reader on a journey into imaginary and inconceivable worlds, leaves an invaluable lesson: we perceive the world in its entirety only through technology that can only be progressive if accessible to everyone, rather than as means for individual convenience. 

Running order:

7pm: A conversation on Tourism and Forced Displacement with Rahel Aima, Daniela Labra, Ido Nahari, María Inés Plaza Lazo & Abhijan Toto

8pm: Book Launch “The ABC of the Projectariat” by Kuba Szreder

9pm: Screenings with Karimah Ashadu, Kinga Kielczynska & Metasitu

10pm: Closing with a Playlist by SexyKapitalismus

The event will follow 2G+ rules; either proof of vaccinated and boosted status, or vaccinated status and a negative antigen test (not older than 24 hours) will be required for entry.