The Met and Hyperallergic Present “In Our ‘Extreme Present’ Time with Shumon Basar”

The Age of Earthquakes. (photo credit: Blue Rider Press)
The Age of Earthquakes (photo courtesy Blue Rider Press)

Our fall collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art continues on Friday, November 13.

Addressing “radical design geographies,” the two-talk series — part of the Met’s In Our Time lectures on architecture and design — will explore the new global realities generated by changes in technology, human migration, and the environment.

Join us on Friday, November 13, at 6pm to hear from curator, writer, and cultural critic Shumon Basar, who will speak about The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, an important book he co-wrote with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Penguin/Blue Rider, March 2015).

Basar is Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai, editor-at-large of Tank magazine and contributing editor of Bidoun magazine, director of the Format program at the AA School, and an advisor to Miucca Prada and the Fondazione Prada, Milan. He has also edited numerous books, including Translated By, Cities from Zero and Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Volume 2.

The Age of Earthquakes. (photo credit: Blue Rider Press)
The Age of Earthquakes (photo credit courtesy Blue Rider Press)

He will be joined by architect Keller Easterling, who recently published Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space and writer Kari Rittenbach, who contributes to Frieze and Artforum magazines.

Basar’s talk will be followed by a conversation with Hrag Vartanian, Hyperallergic’s editor-in-chief and co-founder.


“In Our ‘Extreme Present’ Time with Shumon Basar”
Friday, November 13, 6–7:30pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Uris Center for Education

This event is part of MetFridays: New York’s Night Out.
Free with museum admission, but space is limited; entry to program is not guaranteed.
Refreshments will be served before and after the talk.

RSVP on our Facebook event page. 

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