T.J. Demos is a writer, critic and lecturer in the department of history of art at University College London.



His most recent book is The Exiles of Marcel Duchamp (MIT Press, 2007). He is currently investigating the ways in which artists operate in the emerging global co-existence of political sovereignty and statelessness, and the relationship of contemporary art to the experience of social dislocation and political crisis. In the second critical debate around the themes of the Tate Triennial, T.J. Demos will talk about exile and contemporary art in the context of ‘Altermodern’. The talk will be chaired by London-based Israeli architect Eyal Weizman, who is currently Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, University of London. As a practising architect he has worked on projects related to art and theatre and alongside this works with a number of NGOs and human rights groups in Israel/Palestine. He co-curated the exhibition A Civilian Occupation, The Politics of Israeli Architecture and co-edited the book of the same title. Weizman received the James Stirling Memorial Lecture Prize for 2006–7. Part of Tate Triennial 2009 Prologue 2 : Exiles