Create Account


    Tarek Elhaik | The Incurable-Image

    Presented by

    November 25, 2013


    Tarek Elhaik | The Incurable-Image

     Tarek Elhaik’s talk sheds doubt about the proliferation of medial acts deployed under the banner of the “Social.” It is in fact still unclear how social media and art practices have emerged as the dominant creative horizons for resisting neo-liberal forms of mediation. Building on his ethnography of curatorial laboratories in Mexico City, Elhaik proposes the concept of the "Incurable-Image" as a point of departure for thinking and working through the malaise of contemporary curatorial and moving-image culture, offering another use of Deleuze’s Notes on Societies of Control.

    Tarek Elhaik is a media anthropologist, film curator, and Assistant Professor of Media and Culture at San Francisco State University. His work is informed by archival research on Mexican and Latin American avant-garde film and experimental media arts and the ethnography of curatorial laboratories in Mexico City. He has curated several experimental film programs from Latin America and the Arab world at the Pacific Film Archive, Ruhrtriennale, San Francisco Cinematheque, Tangiers Cinematheque, Rice University, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His writings have appeared in books and journals including Framework, Revista de Antropologia Social, and Critical Arts. He is currently completing a manuscript titled The Incurable-Image: Repetition & Curation on a Tri-Continental Scene.

    ACT Cube, Weisner Building (E15-001)

    20 Ames Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:


    Phone: (617) 253-5229

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

    Official Website

    Facebook Comments

      • Massachusetts Vacation


      © 2015 - ArtsBoston - All Rights Reserved.

      Contact Us | Privacy Policy/Terms of Service | Site Feedback