Session 1 : Improbable Abkhazia - A conversation between Maxim Gvinjia and Leon Colm
[Paris • France]
Max and Leon met in 2000. Max was working at the Foreign Ministry of self-declared Abkhazia, while Leon was a university lecturer, interested in war and separatism. Max eventually became the Foreign Minister of Abkhazia, and Leon became a senior advisor to an international organisation dealing with conflicts in the former Soviet Union. For the Saturday Sessions, a conversation between Max and Leon will revisit History—the collapse of the USSR, the rise of separatist States—and a history, the tale of two men, of two friends. A small story in the bigger story.
Session 4 : Les petits papiers de l’État — une conférence de Fabien Jobard — Session 3 : Désir d’État — un séminaire de Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez & Elena Sorokina – part. 1 — Session 3 : Désir d’État — un séminaire de Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez & Elena Sorokina – part. 2 — Session 2 : Ruse de l’identité et fictions dangereuses — un chantier animé par la revue Vacarme — Session 1 : Improbable Abkhazie — une conversation entre Maxim Gvinjia et Leon Colm
Recorded at Bétonsalon on January 18, 2014 as part of Eric Baudelaire's exhibition, The Secession Sessions
A transcript translated into French and Arabic will soon be available on the site