Cultural Studies Speaks is pleased to present a public talk by Nahed Mansour (MFA), a Toronto-based artist working in performance, installation, and video.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | Sir John A. Macdonald Hall room 2 | 2:30 PM

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In this talk, Nahed will discuss recent video and installation works, which have taken up notions of mimicry in popular entertainment. Her work speaks of physicality, performance, and power relations between generations, genders, and races. These works center on dancers/singers, ranging from Egyptian icon Sherihan to the King of Pop Michael Jackson, who become apertures for thinking about the ways in which racial identities are performed and negotiated in the globally hybrid post-colonial present. Her work aims to expose the ways in which narratives of labour and entertainment are often grafted onto the racialized physicality of bodies exploited for hyper-mediated viewing.

Currently the Director of Mayworks Festival-Toronto, Nahed has also recently programmed the South Asian Visual Arts Centre’s (SAVAC) MONITOR 9: New South Asian Short Film & Video. Please join us for Nahed’s public talk.

For Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre’s upcoming event with Nahed Mansour and Monitor 9, click here. For the CS Speaks schedule, click here.