Yazan Khalili in e-flux Journal #90

David Kim, e-flux Journal, April 1, 2018

The following text is the transcript of a conversation from November 21, 2017, in which the impossible legality of an artwork—I, The Artwork by the Palestinian artist Yazan Khalili—takes lawyer and critic David Kim and scholars Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Jonathan Beller, and Vivian Ziherl through the clauses of contemporary personhood, inhumanity, and non-humanness. The conversation begins with an appraisal of the work’s legal attributes.