22.04.18-22.04.18

Presentation member edition 2018: Kelly Schacht

Edition presentation
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© Kelly Schacht, 2018

Presentation member edition 2018: Kelly Schacht

Every year KIOSK invites an artist to create a member edition, with this year's edition being by Kelly Schacht. The edition will be presented on April 22, during KASK / School of Arts' open house.

The edition It seems economical to make use of a character already in play refers to the scenario Kelly Schacht drafted for her eponymous exhibition in 2013 in KIOSK. As in an unfolding minimal scenography, walk-on actors engage in a dialogue with each other, a series of objects, the space and its visitors. This object (or utensil) depicts a specific encounter between a walk-on actor and a prop, and a father and his daughter while visiting the exhibition.

Kelly Schacht (°1983, Roeselare, Belgium) currently resides in Ghent. In 2013, KIOSK hosted her exhibition It seems economical to make use of a character already in play.

If you would like to support KIOSK, you can become a member of KIOSK for as little as €50! As part of your one-year membership, you will receive among others the 2018 artist edition by Kelly Schacht. For more information, please go to the "support"-page.

Edition presentation
15.02.18—20:00

Nida Sinnokrot

Lecture
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Nida Sinnokrot, ‘When Her Eyes Lifted’, 19981999. Courtesy the artist and Sharjah Art Gallery.
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Nida Sinnokrot

Nida Sinnokrot (1971) is a Palestinian-American artist, focusing on installation art, and filmmaker. Raised in Algeria, Sinnokrot relocated to the United States as an adolescent. In 2002, he won a Rockefeller Media Fellowship with which he relocated to Palestine to work. Subsequently, he directed an award-winning documentary on Palestinian resistance called Palestine Blues. The film concerns the destruction brought about in the Palestinian village of Jayyous by the IDF in their efforts to raise Israel's West Bank Barrier.

The lecture is organized by KASKlezingen. the exhibition is organized within the framework of Under Construction Festival in Ghent and Ramallah.

12.10.17—20:00

Christoph Meier

Talk & book launch
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Christoph Meier

Christoph Meier presents the publication C O CO and talks to curator Nadine Droste about his eponymous exhibition at KIOSK (in collaboration with the KASKlezingen lecture series).

The monograph, a co-production with Kunstverein Hamburg and Casino Luxembourg, is published by Mousse Publishing.

The exhibition is open between 6 and 10 PM.

Talk & book launch
16.06.17—19:00

#SMYA Chapter 6: Muslim Feminism in Belgium and Secular Liberal Constraints

Keynote, panel discussion & slam poetry
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#SMYA Chapter 6: Muslim Feminism in Belgium and Secular Liberal Constraints

The last chapter within the framework of Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power starts with a lecture by Iman Lechkar, dr. in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2012, KUL). Lechkar sketches the contours of an Islamic feminism in Belgium by ascertaining which mechanisms hinder Muslim women and how they organize themselves to achieve their fundamental rights within secular liberal constraints.

The lecture will be followed by a slam poetry performance by Samira Saleh. She performed a.o. at Female Takeover in a Man’s World Show and the 44th Women’s Day. Since this year she has been Slambassadrice for Belgium at Next Generation Speaks.

The evening will close with a panel discussion with Fatma Arikoglu (Ella vzw — center for gender and ethnicity), Nella van den Brandt (postdoc in Humanities at Universiteit Utrecht) & Samira Saleh , moderated by Sophie Withaeckx (doctor in Philosophy and Moral Science and associated with RHEA).

This event is organized together with Sophia, Belgian Gender Studies Network, and will be held in the Cirque space in Dutch.

The evening, and the exhibition too, will end with a drink in KIOSK, where you can see the show until 22:00.

Keynote, panel discussion & slam poetry
07.06.17—19:00

#SMYA Chapter 5: Speak Up/Make Your Way

Film screening
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#SMYA Chapter 5: Speak Up/Make Your Way

The fifth chapter of Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power will comprise of a screening of participating artist Amandine Gay’s film Speak Up/Make Your Way (Ouvrir La Voix). The film will be introduced by Gay and followed by a Q&A with Amandine Gay and Po B.K. Lomami, one of the interviewees of the film and manager of socio-artistic projects and queer activist.

Ouvrir La Voix is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. It showcases art performances and compelling storytelling from those who are usually spoken of or spoken for. The film will therefore focus on our common experience related to our minority status in predominantly White ex-colonial countries, while highlighting the great diversity of our Afropean communities. Ouvrir La Voix aims at bringing to light our existence at the crossroad of multiple discriminations that go way beyond our ‘black women’ status. Ouvrir La Voix is a statement from francophone European black women so as to why we choose to reclaim the narrative about ourselves. We will not be silenced, we will not be erased and we are in charge of our representation.” - Amandine Gay

Amandine Gay (1984, FR) is a Montreal-based Afrofeminist filmmaker, activist, and journalist. The feature-length documentary Ouvrir La Voix is her directorial debut.

Po B. K. Lomami (1989, Mons, BE) is a Congo-descendant afroqueer, afrofeminist and anti-negrophobia activist and an independant DIY socio-artistic project manager. She (or they) is currently the head of cultural programming of the 49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine (Regional Contemporary Art Collection) in Metz, France.

*This conversation will be held in English

KIOSK will be open until 10 pm. You can visit the exhibition Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power before or after the event (free).

Film screening
01.06.17—19:00

#SMYA Chapter 4: A Short History of the Future

Lecture, performance
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#SMYA Chapter 4: A Short History of the Future

In a performance with live reading and video projection, Kapwani Kiwanga takes on the role of a fictional anthropologist. In this role, she speculates about the future and researches Afrofuturism as a tool to look at the past from an African or African diasporic perspective.

Kiwanga toys with the voice of authority. By using humor, she tries to disrupt hegemonic narratives and give voice to fictional stories.

Kapwani Kiwanga (1978, Ontario, CA) lives and works in Oaris (FR). She studied anthropology and comparative religious studies at McGill University (Montréal, CA). In her work, she struggles with Afrofuturism, anti-colonialism, collective memory, belief systems and ways in which different cultures approach the supernatural.

Lecture, performance
31.05.17—20:00

#SMYA Chapter 3: On ‘Cahiers du Grif’

Lecture
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#SMYA Chapter 3: On ‘Cahiers du Grif’

For the third chapter of ‘Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power’, Mara Montanaro will give a lecture on the journal ‘Cahiers du Grif’. These Cahiers du ‘Groupe de Recherche et d’Information Féministes’ was the first and most influential French-language feminist journal. In 1973 it was co-founded by Belgian writer, philosopher and feminist Françoise Collin.

The first cahier, titled ‘Le feminisme, pour quoi faire?’ (1973), questioned the young feminist movement and introduced an element of reflection in Belgian second-wave feminism, that up to then mostly consisted of manifestations (like the Dolle Minas). The editorial office, that comprised of only females, moved from Brussels to Paris in 1982.

Mara Montanaro is Doctor of Philosophy associated with LEGS (Laboratoire d’études de genre et sexualités), Université Paris 8. Her main research interests are contemporary French philosophy, feminist theories and gender and postcolonial studies.

Please note that this event will be in French.

04.05.17—19:00

#SMYA Chapter 2: Uitgekeken op de thuisblijvende vrouw

Film screening & talk
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Chantal De Smet during a demonstration for more childcare in Ghent, June 1980
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Jacqui Goegebeur

#SMYA Chapter 2: Uitgekeken op de thuisblijvende vrouw

The second chapter of Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power will focus on Second-Wave feminism, with a special interest in the Ghent Dolle Minas.

19:00
Conversation with Chantal De Smet and Jacqui Goegebeur about the Ghent Dolle Minas

From 1989 to 1996, Chantal De Smet was the first, and so far only, woman to be head of the Ghent Academy (now known as KASK/School of Arts). In 1977 De Smet wrote the title words "Op de thuisblijvende vrouw uitgekeken"* in the first of nine LeF-cahiers. Before she started LeF (Leftist and Feminist collective), De Smet took the lead in founding the Ghent Dolle Minas.

Jacqui Goegebeur, Dolle Mina of a later generation, graduated from African studies. Goegebeur was born in Rwanda — her mother black, her father white. After her father died when she was six months old, Belgian authorities took her away from her mother, to an orphanage in Savé (Rwanda), and later to several foster families in Belgium. Unwillingly this not only caused her to be a witness, but also a product of our colonial past. Testimonies of this were published in the book Mixed 2010, of which Goegebeur was the initiator.

20:30
Filmscreening of Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, introduced by film historian Hilde D’haeyere.

In this film, for a little over three hours, we look at a stay-at-home mom. Chantal Akerman made the film at 25 years old, with an all-female crew. Upon its release in 1975, The New York Times called the film the “first masterpiece of the feminine in the history of the cinema”.

This event is organized in collaboration with KASKcinema and is part of Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power.

Film screening & talk
27.04.17—19:00

#SMYA Chapter 1: Who is speaking? Representation and non-representation in (art) politics today

Film screening & talk
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#SMYA Chapter 1: Who is speaking? Representation and non-representation in (art) politics today

The public program of Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power opens on April 27 with Chapter 1: Who is speaking? Representation and non-representation in (art) politics today.

19:00: Screening of 'La conférence des femmes, Naïrobi '85' by Françoise Dasques (KASKcinema)

20:30: Conversation between Paola Bacchetta and Françoise Vergès (Cirque)

In the framework of the programme of L’Internationale Dialogues*, the political scientist and feminist Françoise Vergès and feminist and queer scholar and sociologist Paola Bacchetta will be engaged in a conversation about who has the right to speak in our societies. They will address this question through looking into their personal and professional paths, and decolonization movements within feminist history and theory.

*Over the past four years, L’Internationale and its partners have worked in the current unstable geopolitical and ecological constellation to activate the values of culture and international collaboration. What specific contribution can museums and cultural institutions offer to counter the plural crisis of today’s fragmented globalised society? How can specificity, research, dialogue and difference be constructively activated in the institutions of culture to build lasting friendships between communities? This spring, The Uses of Art programme culminates in a series of simultaneous activities, linked through L’Internationale Dialogues: a rich programme of engaged professional dialogues. This programme is launched with a full day of live broadcasts of discussions, performances, and live tours through the new exhibitions, on 27 April, via L’Internationale Online.

The conversation will be held in English.
After the event we invite you for a small drink.

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This event is organized in collaboration with KASKcinema and is part of Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power.
More information & full program:
http://www.kiosk.art/showmeyourarchive
http://www.internationaleonline.org/

Film screening & talk