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Traction: Art Talk with Slavs and Tatars, January 9 Alphabet Abdal, 2015, woolen yarn, 190 × 495 cm. Installation view at Albertinum, Dresden, 2018. Photo Klemens Renner
Traction: Art Talk with Slavs and Tatars, January 9

Slavs and Tatars is an internationally-renowned art collective devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia. 

Traction: Art Talk with Pablo Helguera, January 16 Pablo Helguera, pictured in the Librería Donceles installation. Image by Tim Trumble.
Traction: Art Talk with Pablo Helguera, January 16

Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance.

Bodies at the Borders Symposium, organized by Carlos Motta and Rachel Nelson, January 24-25 SPIT! (Sodomites, Perverts, Inverts Together!) (Carlos Motta, John Arthur Peetz, Carlos Maria Romero), We The Enemy, video still, 2019
Bodies at the Borders Symposium, organized by Carlos Motta and Rachel Nelson, January 24-25

Bodies at the Borders is a two-day symposium addressing issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, and race as they intersect with the geopolitics of borders. The symposium will take place at SFMOMA and University of California, Santa Cruz, January 24-25, 2020.

Leonardo Art & Science Rendezvous (LASER), February 18 LASER Talks
Leonardo Art & Science Rendezvous (LASER), February 18

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program bringing together artists, scientists, and scholars for presentations and conversations. LASER Talks are a program of the Leonardo International Society for Art, Science, and Technology (ISAST). 

Traction: Art Talk with Walid Raad, March 4 Walid Raad
Traction: Art Talk with Walid Raad, March 4

Walid Raad is an internationally renowned contemporary media artist.

Traction: Art Talk with Tony Cokes, May 28 Tony Cokes, Evil, 2003, digital video, 10 min. 56 sec. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Scott Pagano.
Traction: Art Talk with Tony Cokes, May 28

For nearly three decades, video artist Tony Cokes has been engaged in a thorough examination of the uses of sound and image by forms of popular culture and mass entertainment.