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Mark Nash with Vladimir Seput – Documenta 11 revisited: Platform 6

March 2, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Virtual and In Person


Following the untimely death in 2019 of curator Okwui Enwezor, Mark Nash was charged with developing a platform for exploring the work of Enwezor’s Documenta11 (2002) for which Mark was a co-curator. This talk will present several related projects including the Platform 6 website. Vladimir Seput, who is visiting scholar at UCSC, is collaborating on the Platform 6 project and will also contribute to the presentation.


Mark Nash is a distinguished independent curator, film historian and filmmaker with a specialization in contemporary fine art moving image practices, avant-garde and world cinema. He is currently a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he founded the Isaac Julien Lab with his partner and long-time collaborator, Isaac Julien. Nash has taught at Birkbeck College, University of London; the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program; New York University; Harvard University; Nanyang Technological University of Singapore’s Centre for Contemporary Art; and the Royal College of Art in London. As a curator, Nash has collaborated with Isaac Julien on numerous film and art projects. He also collaborated regularly with the late Okwui Enwezor, including on Documenta11, on The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945–1994, and most recently on The Arena project at the Venice Biennial 2015 which featured an epic live reading of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital. In addition to his curatorial work, Nash edited and contributed a critical introduction to Red Africa: Affective Communities in the Cold War.

The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. We gather at 12:00 PM, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM.

For Winter 2022, the colloquium will take a hybrid format, in which some events are fully remote and others have the option of in-person attendance. Attendees have the option to attend in person in Humanities 210 or to watch the presentation on zoom. Those who attend in person must adhere to the campus mask mandate for all indoor activities and must complete UCSC’s symptom-check form before coming to campus. In person attendees are asked to please arrive at 12pm so that the event coordinators can verify the symptom check has been completed. To attend remotely via zoom, please RSVP in advance, and you will receive a zoom link on the morning of the colloquium. In most cases, speakers will appear remotely so that they will not have to present wearing a mask. To RSVP for the full Winter colloquium series, please use this form. If you have any questions about the colloquium, please contact Piper Milton (

Staff assistance is provided by The Humanities Institute.


March 2, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm