"The Seismography of Struggle" video and sound installation will show a kaleidoscope of non-European publications over two centuries.

Partial over of the critical journal Transition

New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will, on Thursday Sept. 13, raise the curtain on a video and sound installation "The Seismography of Struggle" – depicting a wide range of non-European critical and cultural journals and those produced in the West by diasporic communities from the late 18th century to the watershed year of 1989, when the Berlin Wall fell.

Presented in partnership with Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), Paris, "The Seismography of Struggle" brings to New York a kaleidoscope of non-European critical and cultural journals, including those from the African, Indian, Caribbean, Asian, and South American diaspora.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, beginning at 5 p.m. in The Gallatin Galleries, 1 Washington Square Place, New York, N.Y. The two-hour reception will include a panel discussion of "The Seismography of Struggle" video and sound installation, with the exhibition curator Zahia Rahmani – Gallatin Global Fellow, and one of France’s leading art historians – as well as Gallatin Professor Todd Porterfield, a scholar of European and especially French art, imperialism, and globalization.

The reception, like the exhibit, is free and open to the public.

"The Seismography of Struggle" runs through October 10 at The Gallatin Galleries.

New York University and Gallatin provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email michael.wess(at)nyu.edu or call 212.998.7139 for assistance.

Media coverage is invited. For more information, please contact the NYU press officer listed with this release.

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