What does the condition of waiting reveal about us, our world, and the natural environment that sustains it?
This series of eight sessions offered glimpses into the thought and practices of artists, architects, historians, and theorists who grapple with this question. Participants shared their own research into an aspect of waiting while touching on some of its registers: enforced waiting, chronic waiting, natural waiting, existential waiting, and even those desirable modes of waiting that we long for. The resulting publication, Shifter 25: Waiting, will launch in fall 2021.
Shifter is an online journal that explores the intersection of contemporary art, theory, and experimental writing. They convene public dialogues and produce publications. These events, and the resulting publication, Shifter 25: Waiting, were co-hosted by MIT List Visual Arts Center and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati in conjunction with upcoming solo exhibitions by Sreshta Rit Premnath to be held in September 2021 (CAC) and October 2021 (List Center).