Calvert 22 to host the launch of Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War

Calvert 22 to host the launch of Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War
Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War, 2016, Black Dog Publishing

6 October 2016

On Thursday 13 October Calvert 22 will host the launch of Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War, an exploration of international solidarity and friendship — particularly between the USSR, Africa and related countries — through essays, film and art from contributing researchers, curators and artists.

Edited by Mark Nash and published by London’s Black Dog Publishing, the book follows the exhibition Things Fall Apart, also curated by Nash. The exhibition formed part of Calvert 22 Foundation’s Red Africa season of art and events, taking place from 4 February — 3 April 2016.

At the launch Mark will chair a discussion with Dr Ros Gray (Goldsmiths, University of London), Dr Polly Savage (SOAS, University of London) and Nadine Siegert (Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth) on the themes explored in the book and exhibition.

The launch for Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War by Mark Nash will be taking place at the Calvert 22 Bookshop in London on Thursday 13 October at 7pm. You can RSVP here. The book will be available for purchase on the evening for a discounted price.