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Culture Now: Joshua Simon

5 Dec 2014

London, United Kingdom

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  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

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Joshua Simon gives a talk in relation to a newly commissioned text, Shockwork: the Selfie and the Labour of the Overqualified, written to coincide with the ICA exhibition Journal. Simon examines the selfie and its recent emergence and proliferation, as a symptom of our late capitalist contemporary society. He observes that whilst consumerist needs of self-gratification and self-marketing continue to be pursued, other deeper issues such as mass unemployment and precarity fissure the fabric of today's society. Joshua Simon is Director and Chief Curator at MoBY — Museums of Bat Yam, Israel. He is co-founding editor of Maayan Magazine for literature, poetry and ideas, Maarvon (Western) — New Film Magazine, and The New & Bad ArtMagazine, all based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Recent exhibitions include ReCoCo - Life Under Representational Regimes (co-curated with Siri Peyer), and Goods (co-curated with Liz Hagag). Simon was a 2011-2013 fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York, and is a PhD candidate at the Curatorial/Knowledge program at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is the editor of Solution 196-213: United States of Palestine-Israel (Sternberg Press, 2011), and author of Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013).of London. He is the editor of Solution 196-213: United States of Palestine-Israel (Sternberg Press, 2011), and author of Neomaterialism (Sternberg Press, 2013).

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