Teju Cole in conversation with Zoë Hopkins at ICP, New York

Teju Cole will be in conversation with writer and critic Zoë Hopkins for the premier of ICP’s Spring 2023 Naomi Rosenblum Lecture Series. Join us for a celebration of his latest book Pharmakon, a work of strange beauty that startles and consoles in equal measure.

Monday 11 March
19:00 – 20:30 EDT

International Center of Photography (ICP)
79 Essex Street
New York, 10002

Tickets available here

About Pharmakon

‘I am writing this note while you’re still asleep. It’s still early enough that I can open the windows in my room. By the time you read this, I’ll be at work. Please pardon the strange formality of writing to you when I could just have said to you in person what I want to say. But since I have failed to say it, it is reasonable to conclude that I am having some difficulty speaking.’

Bringing together a sequence of subtle and disquieting photographs with a dozen compact short stories, Pharmakon is a surprising new work from the singular mind of Teju Cole. The photographs were taken across the globe and extend the oblique point of view he developed in Fernweh (2020). Interspersed among the images are texts that emerge like intimate signals from our age of crisis, mining further the exquisite linguistic control that characterizes Cole’s novels Open City (2011) and Tremor (2023).

Find out more here