The Measurement of Presence: debate in run-up to Venice Biennale

Saturday  23 February  2019  3:00 PM    Saturday  23 February  2019 10:00 PM
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***The event is officially sold out. There will be a live stream on the website of the Mondriaan Fund and our Facebook pages for those who would like to follow the debate.
This spring sees the opening of the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale, where the Dutch Pavilion will offer a presentation with new work by Remy Jungerman and Iris Kensmil. Under the heading of The Measurement of Presence, their work is brought together by curator Benno Tempel (director of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag).
In the run-up to this presentation, the artists and the curator, together with The Black Archives and the Mondriaan Fund, organize a debate on Saturday 23 February. During an extensive programme, a group of international artists, writers and curators will take different points of view, while aiming to shed light on the meaning of transnationalism for the artistic practice. They will talk about the diaspora and the paths of particular forms and motifs, the gaps in knowledge of history, black feminism, the meaning of the invisible and the role of the ritual in contemporary art.
Afternoon program (2.30 - 6 PM):
- Sonia Boyce (artist, researcher, professor at the University of the Arts, London) (Cancelled)
- Paul Goodwin (director of TrAIN, London, professor at the University of the Arts, London, curator)
- Mirjam Westen (senior curator of contemporary art at Museum Arnhem)
Evening program (7.30 pm - 10 PM):
- Charl Landvreugd (visual artist, curator, writer)
- Wayne Modest (head of Research Center of Material Culture, Leiden, professor of Material Culture and Critical Heritage Studies at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
- Nancy Jouwe (lecturer of Visual Culture at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, researcher at Utrecht University)
Language: English
Saturday 23 February
3 – 10 PM (the venue is open from 14.30 hrs.)
Between 18.00 and 19.30 there is the possibility to have dinner.
Entrance fee: € 15,- (dinner included)
Afternoon program: €5,-
Evening program: €5,-
Location: The Black Archives
Adres: Zeeburgerdijk 19, 1093 SK Amsterdam
The Black Archives is a historical archive with various collections of books, documents and artefacts concerning the work and heritage of black writers, movements and thinkers. The library contains more than 5,000 works about themes such as race issues, (de)colonization, gender, and feminism. Based on the collection The Black Archives develops exhibitions, debates and other educational and artistic events and products. During the event the pop-up exhibition 'Onze * Tori' will be open for visitors.
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