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September 2016

See Something, Say Something (To Benefit Ramsey Orta)

Wed, September 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street #1010
Brooklyn, 11210
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$6 – $20

To “bear witness” is to speak truth in the face of power.
This event is a benefit for Ramsey Orta, who videoed the police murder of Eric Garner, and is scheduled to go to jail October 3. Tonight’s proceeds will go to Mr. Orta and his family. Verso Books has been a great partner in putting this event together. Thank you Verso!

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June 2017

Kluge’s News from Ideological Antiquity

Sat, June 17, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street #1010
Brooklyn, 11210
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$6 – $15

...a Marxian version of Freudian free association—the chain of hidden links that leads us from the surface of everyday life and experience to the very sources of production itself. —Fredric Jameson

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July 2017

Kluge’s News From Ideological Antiquity. Part 2: All Things Are Bewitched People

Sat, July 8, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street #1010
Brooklyn, 11210
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$6 – $15

“Commodified things are not thingly, they are crystallized human characteristics, metamorphosed human beings.” —Alexander Kluge

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October 2017

Paradoxes of Exchange Society

Sat, October 14, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Verso Books, 20 Jay Street #1010
Brooklyn, 11210
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$6 – $15

“Paradoxes of Exchange Society,” inquires into the social contract that is both presupposed and reproduced in all human exchange. As the title of Kluge’s film indicates, the exposition of Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike (News from Ideological Antiquity) seeks to constitute an antiquity appropriate to today’s challenges.

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