COI#001: ANON #AltWoke Manifesto / Boris Ondreička (TBA21) and Václav Janoščík (AVU)

24.10.2018 - 25.10.2018
Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze
U Akademie 4 Aula AVU
Praha 7
Czech Republic

ANON #AltWoke Manifesto
A group of New York-based Left Accelerationists affiliated with The New Centre have published their polemics in a hyperstitionally-titled #AltWoke Manifesto (February 2017). In their own words, the text is, “the work of ANON. We are a collective of “Other.” Some of us are sex workers, some immigrants, many of us queer. There are even a few privileged white cucks amongst us. Never the less, ANON is largely the work and brainchild of People of Color (PoC). Our social disciplines are as varied as our identities: from Journalists to dominatrixes. ANON are the intellectual cousins of #BlackLivesMatter divorced from liberalism.”
Three leading protagonists of ANON Alexandra Mason, Joseph Giacona (personally) and Karim Samuels (via Skype) come to the Class of Interpretation to analyse and interpret their phenomenous #AltWoke Manifesto + draw some new perspectives from it.
Class of Interpretation (COI) is a joint educational project between Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna (TBA21), and the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (AVU). 

The program offers ten semesters (2018–2023) of rigorous academic sessions consisting not only of open public lectures but more particularly semi-public seminars. For these semi-public seminars around 25 core students have been selected, but COI has the capacity to extend an invitation to another 25 guests from the general public. It proposes to form an enclave of embodied learning, which will further a deep exploration of some crucial themes of contemporary art including ecology, philosophy, and politics with international and local experts. 

COI is curated by Boris Ondreička (TBA21) and Václav Janoščík (AVU).
24 October
Lecture, 7pm
Location: Aula AVU 3rd floor, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, U Akademie 172/4, 170 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Free admission
No registration required
25 October
Seminar, 5-7pm
Location: Modern Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, U Akademie 172/4, 170 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Free admission
Limited capacity, registration required via