Exodus Reading Group
Index of Organizers
The core group of organizers consists of:
Nana Adusei-Poku, an independent scholar, curator, writer and educator; she is currently holds the position of Visiting Professor in Art History of the African Diaspora at Cooper Union.
Yona Backer, a producer, curator, consultant, and a founding partner of Third Streaming, LLC (3S). She has had a twenty-year career supporting artists and cultural institutions.
Greg Bordowitz, a writer, artist and activist currently working at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; he is also on the faculty of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.
Lawrence Chua, a historian of the global modern built environment, is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University.
Shadi Harouni, a multidisciplinary visual artist, is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Studio Art at NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions.
Julie Mehretu, a contemporary visual artist, well known for her multi-layered paintings of abstracted landscapes on a large scale.
Fred Moten, a poet and scholar whose work explores critical theory, black studies, and performance studies, who is a professor of Performance Studies at New York University.
Paul Pfeiffer, whose groundbreaking work in video, sculpture, and photography uses recent computer technologies to dissect the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness.
Sarah Workneh, co-Director Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, where she directs the organization’s core educational program and works with Skowhegan alumni to produce off-site programs.
Bibliography and Selection of Downloadable Readings
Please enjoy a selection of the Exodus Reading Group readings, via the bibliography below. Where possible, we have included links to view and/or for download; other readings include a link to puchase via Amazon.com.
Links included here were last updated August 13, 2019 and the appropriate URLs may have changed since that time. If you notice errors, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Arnow, David, et al. “Exodus in Bible and Qur'an.” Exodus in Bible and Qur'an | Exodus Conversations, exodusconversations.org/exodus/.
“Can Thought Go On Without A Body?” The Inhuman: Reflections on Time, by Jean-François Lyotard, Polity Press, 1998.
Hartman, Saidiya V. Lose Your Mother: a Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Hartman, Saidiya V. Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America. Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.
Moten, Fred. “Resistance of the Object: Aunt Hester's Scream.” In the Break: the Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition, University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
Raunig, Gerald. “Modifying the Grammar. Paolo Virno’s Works on Virtuosity and Exodus.” Translated by Aileen Derieg, Modifying the Grammar. Paolo Virno's Works on Virtuosity and Exodus, 1 July 2008, transform.eipcp.net/correspondence/modifyingthegrammar/print.html.
Virno, Paolo. A Grammar of the Multitude: for an Analysis of Contemporary Forms of Life. Semiotext (e), 2010.
Virno, Paolo. “About Exodus.” Grey Room, vol. 39, 2005, doi:10.1162/152638105774539815.
Virno, Paolo. Multitude: between Innovation and Negation. Semiotext(e), 2008.
Virno, Paulo. “Virtuosity and Revolution.” Generation Online, www.generation-online.org/c/fcmultitude2.html.