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Dictionary of Now

2015—2018

Series of events and publication

The changes and disruptions of the past hundred years have shaped our conception of reality, our thought, and our language. In the context of 100 Years of Now, the discussion series Dictionary of Now reflects on the capacity of words to both depict and create reality. The selected terms for the Dictionary organize complex fields of knowledge. Since the modern age this went hand in hand with the search for universal truths and codified usages. The Dictionary of Now will confront this assertion of linguistic universalism with specific contemporary positions.

To project

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Allen Feldman - FEAR

Dictionary of Now #7 FEAR - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lecture: Appearing Under Erasure: Of Phobogenic Disappearance

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Sinan Antoon - FEAR

Dictionary of Now #7 FEAR - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lecture: Monstrum Arabicus

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Joseph Vogl - FEAR

Dictionary of Now #7 FEAR - June 12, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Taiye Selasi - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Reading

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David Theo Goldberg - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Achille Mbembe - VIOLENCE

Dictionary of Now #6 - May 11, 2017, 7pm Lecture

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Kader Attia, Françoise Vergès and others – BODY

Thu, Nov 03, 2016 8 pm Friedrich-Kopsch-Auditorium at the Institut für Anatomie of the Charité hospital, Berlin

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Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai – THING

Mon, Oct 10, 2016 7pm Ethnologisches Museum Berlin

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Jonas Mekas – TIME

Dictionary of Now #1 Jonas Mekas – Time Conversation and selected film scenes 2015, Nov 26