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Jaipur Literature Festival Announces JLF AT NEW YORK with Urvashi Butalia, Bouchra Khalili, Bruce Robbins and More

Jaipur Literature Festival announces JLF at New York, as part of its ongoing collaboration with MoMA. The event will be held at The Museum of Modern Art, The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, 11 W. 53rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), NYC, on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:30pm. This event is by invitation only.

Presented through MoMA's post presents series of talks devoted to the cross-geographical consideration of modern and contemporary art, JLF at New York features prominent speakers in a session titled "Patriot Games: Contextualising Nationalism" on September 10.

Patriot Games: Contextualizing Nationalism

Urvashi Butalia, Bouchra Khalili, Bruce Robbins, and Eyal Weizman in conversation with Marie Brenner

The accelerating changes and unrelenting disruptions of globalization have led to a severe backlash and regression into simplistic racial, tribal and national identities. A panel of distinguished speakers examines the psychology of the nation state, as well as the vision of the human species as inhabitants of a shared planet.

The event will be live-streamed at

Marie Brenner is an American author, investigative journalist, and writer-at-large for Vanity Fair. She has also written for New York Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Boston Herald, and has taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Her Vanity Fair article on tobacco insider Jeffrey Wigand, "The Man Who Knew Too Much," inspired the 1999 movie The Insider, starring Russell Crowe and Al Pacino.

Urvashi Butalia is a publisher and writer. The cofounder of India's first feminist publishing house, Kali for Women, she now heads Zubaan, which began as an imprint of Kali but is now independent. Long involved in the women's movement in India, Butalia writes on a range of issues around women and gender. Among her best-known publications are the award-winning history of Partition, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, and, more recently, an edited collection titled Partition: The Long Shadow.

Bouchra Khalili is a Casablanca-born, Berlin-based artist. Among her recent solo exhibitions are Living Labour, Wexner Center for the Arts (2017); The Mapping Journey Project, The Museum of Modern Art (2016); and Foreign Office, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and Garden Conversation, MACBA, Barcelona (both 2015). Her work was also included in documenta 14 and the Milano Triennale (2017); The Future of History, Kunsthaus, Zurich (2015); Positions, Van Abbemuseum (2014); and The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale (2013). This year she was a recipient of a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship and an Ibsen Award.

Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor of the Humanities, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. His books includeThe Beneficiary (2017); Cosmopolitanisms (2017); Perpetual War: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Violence(2012), a collection co-edited with Paulo Lemos Horta; and Feeling Global: Internationalism in Distress (1999). His essays have appeared in n+1, The Nation, Public Books, and the London Review of Books. He is also the director of the documentary Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists, available at

Eyal Weizman is an architect and Professor of Spatial and Visual Cultures and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a founding member of the architectural collective DAAR in Beit Sahour/Palestine. His books include Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability(2017), The Conflict Shoreline (with Fazal Sheikh, 2015), FORENSIS (with Anselm Franke, 2014), Mengele's Skull(with Thomas Keenan, 2012), The Least of All Possible Evils(2011), Hollow Land (2007) and A Civilian Occupation (2003).

The conversation is a continuation of Citizens and Borders, a series of discrete programs at MoMA that offer critical perspectives on histories of migration, territory, and displacement.

About post presents

The post presents series of talks is an extension of post, MoMA's online platform devoted to art from a global perspective, which is the public face of the museum's Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) program. C-MAP is a cross-departmental, internal research initiative at MoMA that fosters the multiyear study of art histories outside North America and Western Europe.


About the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival at Boulder, Colorado

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival returns to Boulder, Colorado for the third edition between the 15th and 17th of September 2017. A festival of literature, ZEE JLF at Boulder, Colorado, promises to be an event unlike any other. Free and accessible to everyone, rich with words and ideas, the festival invites us to join together in examining the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished contemporary authors from around the world. In an uplifting celebration of the mind and heart, authors from the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe engage in provocative conversations. In our critical times, the penetrating, intercultural dialogue exchanged at this festival of ideas speaks deeply to individuals and gives rise to the joy of community.

ZEE JLF at Boulder takes place at the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. There is no admission fee for general registration, but attendees must register. Weekend packages are available that incorporate a specially curated experience of the festival and city of Boulder as a Festival Delegate. For more information, confirmed speakers, and registration, visit

About ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

In its 10th year, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival in India is the world's largest free literature festival, drawing some 350,000 footfalls at Diggi Palace in the Rajasthan's capital Jaipur, this past January. The festival serves as a beacon of free speech around the world, and has inspired more than 200 other literature festivals, both in India and other countries. ZEE JLF was recently awarded 'Best Festival' at the Outlook Traveller Awards in India.

Dubbed "the greatest literary show on Earth," ZEE JLF successfully expanded to London in 2014, and selected Boulder as its only U.S. location in 2015. Voted the U.S.'s brainiest (more Ph.D.'s per capita than any other US city) happiest and foodiest city, the Festival was wildly successful in its first two years in Boulder. Festival organisers expect more than10,000 people to attend this year from throughout the country and around the world.


The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is a flagship event of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across more than 40 cities globally, and is produced by Sanjoy K. Roy. Website:

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