Public Program 2019

In the run-up to the exhibition The Measurement of Presence, the artists and the curator, together with The Black Archives, organized a side program on Saturday 23 February 2019. During an extensive meeting, a group of international artists, writers and curators took different points of view, while aiming to shed light on the meaning of transnationalism for the artistic practice. They talked 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. Moderator: Stephanie Afrifa and Nancy Jouwe.

Click here to watch the video recordings.
Mirjam Westen (senior curator of contemporary art at Museum Arnhem)

Nancy Jouwe (lecturer of Visual Culture at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, researcher at Utrecht University)

Paul Goodwin (director of TrAIN, London, professor at the University of the Arts, London, curator)

Charl Landvreugd (visual artist, curator, writer)

De videoregistratie van Wayne Modest (head of Research Center of Material Culture, Leiden, professor of Material Culture and Critical Heritage Studies at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) is not available.

Location: The Black Archives in 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.