Talks / Workshops

Talk and Presentation: Lyle Ashton Harris “Today I Shall Judge Nothing That Occurs”

Yvon Lambert Bookshop, Paris, France
13 Mar 2018

Nan, Berlin, 1992, from the series Today I shall judge nothing that occurs: Ektachrome Archive, 2015-2016

Nan, Berlin, 1992, from the series Today I shall judge nothing that occurs: Ektachrome Archive, 2015-2016

Lyle Ashton Harris’s new monograph titled ‘Today I Shall Judge Nothing That Occurs’, published by Aperture, will be celebrated in Paris at Yvon Lambert (14 Rue des Filles du Calvaire, 75003 Paris, France) featuring an afternoon of conversation with Osei Bonsu, Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Simon Njami, and Nora Philippe.

Osei Bonsu is a British-Ghanaian curator and writer based in London. In 2017, he curated the 10th edition of Satellites, a multi-site exhibition at Jeu de Paume (Paris) and CAPC: Centre for Contemporary Art (Bordeaux).

Raina Lampkins-Fielder is a Paris-based curator and cultural programmer. Formerly, she was the artistic director of the Mona Bismarck American Center focusing, the deputy editor of SOME/THINGS Magazine, and an Associate Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York overseeing education and public programming.

Simon Njami is an independent lecturer, curator, and art critic, and a visual-arts consultant for Cultures France, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ cultural branch. Njami is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Paris based cultural magazine Revue Noire. He is the artistic director of the upcoming 2018 Dakar Biennial.

Nora Philippe is a filmmaker, producer and film series curator who graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure. She has been a Producer and Documentary filmmaker since 2006. With her new company Les films de l’air and a Partner in NY, she now focuses on feature films.


Tuesday 13 March 6 – 8pm

14 Rue des Filles du Calvaire,
75003 Paris, France

About the book :
Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, a radical cultural scene emerged in cities across the globe, finding expression in the galleries, nightclubs, and bedrooms of New York, London, Los Angeles, and Rome. In Lyle Ashton Harris: Today I Shall Judge Nothing That Occurs, the artist’s archive of 35 mm Ektachrome images are presented alongside journal entries and recollections by contributors, coalescing in a presentation of what Harris has described as “ephemeral moments and emblematic figures . . . against a backdrop of seismic shifts in the art world, the emergence of multiculturalism, the second wave of AIDS activism, and incipient globalization.”

Introduction by Johanna Burton

Contributions by Vince Aletti, Martina Attille, Ulrich Baer, Gregg Bordowitz, Adrienne Edwards, Malik Gaines, Lucy Gallun, Thomas Allen Harris, Rashid Johnson, Thomas J. Lax, Sarah Lewis, Catherine Lord, Roxana Marcoci, Pamela Newkirk, Clarence Otis Jr.,

Published by Aperture in 2017.





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