Without forcing, without finalism and with no superfluous elements that are not those of the thinking and creativity of contemporary art itself, PUSH THE LIMITS illustrates a process of striving to find a language that is aware and capable of shedding light on the present.
Collecteurs—the world’s first digital museum of private collections— published SUBSTANCE 100, a new, annual list that outlines a diverse array of artists, activists, collectives, movements and organizations making a substantial change in the world. By engaging a community of activists from the art world and beyond, SUBSTANCE 100 raises the question, “what is the purpose […]
Convening a critical mass of artists, thinkers and participants, ‘Dhaka Art Summit 2020: Seismic Movements’ (DAS 2020) will provoke us to reconsider (art) histories, movement, borders and fault lines. From 7–15 February 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh will be the epicentre of a radical upheaval of how we think about art
Conceived by Artistic Director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and a curatorial team comprised of Aziza Harmel, Astrid Sokona Lepoultier and Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, this edition of the Bamako Encounters is an invitation to think about the artistic practice of photography as a stream of consciousness, as well as to consider photography beyond the tight corset of the photographic. The moment of a snapshot emanates from […]
With her work In Girum, designed for the facade of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Bouchra Khalili makes reference to the n.b.k. Video-Forum, the oldest and one of the largest video art collections in Germany. Khalili is particularly interested in the political and emancipatory potential of the medium. Using phosphorescent letters, Khalili quotes the title of a 35-mm […]
An attempt to understand the symbolic and actual meaning of the city’s new circumstances – being classified as World Heritage – the biennial establishes a confrontation between contemporary art and heritage, exploring the risks and multiple possibilities associated with this cultural heritage, which is now also of all Humanity.
As part of the Fall 2019 Intra-Disciplinary Seminar series and presented in partnership with Open Society Foundations, Bouchra Khalili delivers a free, public lecture. She will share and articulate some of her work in order to address the essential questions that her practice investigates: the politics of memory of anti-colonial struggles and international solidarity; forced illegal migrations […]
For the US premiere of Bouchra Khalili’s The Tempest Society (2017) the artist will discuss her film and new artist book by the same title with curator and writer Omar Berrada. Commissioned by documenta 14 (Athens), The Tempest Society considers the forgotten heritage of Al-Assifa (“The Tempest” in Arabic), an agitprop theater comprising North African immigrant workers and French […]