An Encounter On The Other Side Of Reality, TENT Rotterdam
On Thursday 24 September, artists, curators and academics will examine the connection between Caribbean carnival and contemporary art. They will discuss the ethic, social and artistic perspectives of the carnivalesque, as a space and strategy for expressing traditions and cultures as part of our current ‘global village’. The seminar will be an assembly of mini-readings, performances and discussions with contributions by Artwell Cain, Nana Adusei-Poku, Charl Landvreugd, David Bade, Vincent van Velsen, Marga Weimans, Mette Sterre, Jaleel Roy-Lindsey, Junadry Leocaria.
This year, the street parade of the Rotterdam Summer Carnival was cancelled due to the weather conditions. However, for curator Jesse van Oosten this question remains crucial: What does it mean to an art institution such as TENT to go outside and define its place within the standards and context of the street parade of the Summer Carnival, and to temporarily become the ’other’?
In this seminar, we will examine the connection between Caribbean carnival and contemporary art, and the questions that are raised by the manifestation On The Other Side Of Reality. The critical reflection on this costumed procession project will take shape by means of performances, readings and discussions, in order to stimulate the concept of the possible dialogue between groups of people, artistic traditions and conditions. The seminar focusses on the cultural meaning of the Summer Carnival – almost the only moment of the year when the multicultural world becomes mainstream – a creative festival which evolves from migration, metropolitanism, colonial history and resistance against racism. In the here and now, subjects from the public arena are questioned and expressed in the artistic domain.
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23 september, 2015 / admin /