UWE Bristol & Arnolfini present the first of the Art in The City lectures for 2020
UWE Bristol and Arnolfini present Vali Mahlouji, London-based curator, founder of Archaeology of the Final Decade, independent advisor to the British Museum and director of Kaveh Golestan Estate.
Archaeology of the Final Decade (AOTFD)
Archaeology of the Final Decade (AOTFD), founded in 2010, is a non-profit curatorial and educational platform, which researches histories of nations condemned by social displacement, cultural annihilation or deliberate disappearance. AOTFD engages with accounts of culture, which have been lost through material destruction, acts of censorship, political, economic or human contingencies. The research identifies, investigates and re-circulates significant cultural and artistic materials that have remained obscure, under-exposed, endangered, banned or in some instances destroyed. AOTFD materials have been acquired by Tate Modern, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Smithsonian Institute and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Vali Mahlouji is a London-based curator, founder of Archaeology of the Final Decade, independent advisor to the British Museum and director of Kaveh Golestan Estate. Mahlouji’s recent work includes exhibitions at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Whitechapel Gallery, Photo London, Prince Claus Fund, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Art Dubai Modern, Bergen Triennial, Open Eye Gallery and Dhaka Art Summit 2018.
Vali Mahlouji has presented talks and lectures at Stanford University; Aalto University, Helsinki; Yale University; Goldsmiths University; City & Guilds School of Art; Bergen Assembly; Asia Society, New York; Iran Heritage Foundation; Kultuforum, Berlin; Whitechapel Gallery; British Film Institute, among others.