To the Reader

(A Prologue to Nü Sensitivity)

Shaun Motsi

24/05/2018 19:00

Tranzit / Gazelei 44, Bucharest, Romania

Join us for a reading group organized by our artist in residence Shaun Motsi.

Shaun’s interest in how narratives are constructed, appropriated, undermined and propagated, both through his artistic praxis and through his writing. During his one-month residency at ODD, in Bucharest, and prior to the launch of his artist publication The Nü Sensitivity Reader, on June 9, Shaun will host a reading group featuring critical texts, that have been informing his research.

At large, the Nü Sensitivity project traces connections between narrativity, subjectivity, identity, and the world. More specifically, the project looks at how language and storytelling can designate a subject, how this, in turn, constitutes identity, how different identities produce different worlds, and, ultimately, how those worlds (or ideologies) relate to each other through conflict and resolution (hegemonic struggle, appropriation, undermining, persuasion, consensus, etc.).

Featuring texts by: Stuart Hall, Manthia Diawara, Okwui Enwezor and Bruno Latour. We recommend that you read the texts beforehand and that you highlight and prepare any questions or comments you might have, so we can have a conversation.

On the same occasion, we are launching the small publication connected to the project devised by Shaun together with curator Adriana Blidaru. It is volume 2 of the project P R I V A T E L Y, published by Fractalia.

Reading Material


Shaun Motsi

Shaun Motsi (1989, Harare) looks specifically at the politics of language and narrativity, and how identities and realities are both constructed from and through language. Motsi has had solo and group exhibitions at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, and PSM-Gallery in Berlin, STORE Contemporary, Dresden, After the Butcher, Berlin, 0DX, Berlin, 8Eleven, Toronto, TOVES, Copenhagen, and Center, Berlin. He is currently living and working between Berlin and Frankfurt, where he is completing his Master’s Degree at Städelschule.