Between 2010-2012, BE.BOP was screened, discussed and/or presented in three different continents thanks to the support and faith of our partners, participants and friends.
BE.BOP @ DOCUMENTA 13
Jul 14, 2012
Pedro Lasch, member of the Decolonial Aesthetics group, has organized “5 Decolonial Days in Kassel”, together with AND-AND-AND, an artists´run platform of Documenta 13. A screening and presentation of BE.BOP will take place during this time.
DECOLONIAL AESTHETICS AND EUROPEAN BLACKNESS
Jun 17, 2012
As a continuation of the sequence of events organized in the context of the exhibition Who Sci-Fi More Than Us? curated by Nancy Hoffmann, Framer Framed in cooperation with Non Employees and Kunsthal KAdE organized my keynote presentation followed by a round table discussion on curatorial and artistic practices dealing with notions of European Blackness, decolonial aesthetics and diaspora. The host was Quinsy Gario and the participants: Nancy Hoffmann, Charl Landvreugd, Sharelly Emanuelson and Teresa María Diáz Nerio (live performance).
DECOLONIAL DIASPORIC AESTHETICS @ GOLDSMITHS
May 25, 2012
This screening and introduction of a Diasporic visibility within the broader spectrum of Decolonial Aesthetics took place at the Centre for Postcolonial Studies directed by Sanjay Seth. It was organized by David Martin.
BE.BOP @ ONCENA BIENAL DE LA HABANA
May 15, 2012
As part of the official program of the Havana Biennial, Yolanda Wood systematically hosts a meeting of Caribbean artists, curators and scholars to share their experiences with her students at the University of Havana. She directs the Centre of Caribbean Studies at Casa Las Américas. Also, in the framework of the theoretical event of the Havana Biennial, I talked about BE.BOP in the collective presentation of Decolonial Aesthetics with Dalida María Benfield, Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet, Pedro Pablo Gómez, Pedro Lasch and Miguel Rojas Sotelo. Our presence was coordinated by one of the Biennial curators, Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda.
BE.BOP 2012. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITCS
May 4, 2012
Ballhaus Naunynstrasse was the best possible scenario for the realization of this project. It was a formidable success. Special thanks to Shermin Langhoff and Wagner Carvalho for their marvelous energy and support. Art Labour Archives in this cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung and Ballhaus has created a precedent in the discussion of Black European Citizenship that reflects its long-term commitment with a politically engaged theoretical and curatorial production. As a result, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse has decided to widen the scope of its partnership becoming the official venue for the next edition in 2013 and beyond, and this time with live performances and an even more ambitious program.
BE.BOP IN WINDHOEK
Apr 24, 2012
AfricAvenir in Windhoek organized this screening at the National Art Gallery of Namibia. It was the first time that the work of William Kentridge on the Herero-Nama Genocide (Black Box-Chambre Noire, 2005) was screened in Namibia. Hans Christian Mahnke played a key role in making this presentation a big success. AfricAvenir global media partnership was extraordinary, it produced a dozen newsletters and the historical screening of Toxi (1952) by Robert A. Stemmle at the Hackesche Höfe during the Berlin event.
BE.BOP IN JOBURG
Apr 22, 2012
A really special venue in Johannesburg called The Bioscope, run by Darryl Els, who did a wonderful job, hosted this screening. Emeka Udemba and Simmi Dullay, partcipating artists, were present.
BE.BOP IN DURBAN
Apr 20, 2012
This has been so far the only outdoor screening of BE.BOP and was organized by Simmi Dullay, who also participated at the event in Berlin and contributed enormously to the remarkable success of BE.BOP 2012 Southern Africa tour. The weather was gracious to us and we had big audience.
BE.BOP PODCAST REBOOT FM
Apr 18, 2012
This hour-long podcast of my interview with Diana McCarthy on the radio station of the House of World Cultures before the realization of the project, reflects in depth the set of ambitions I have nurtured for the last eight years on this project. Ever since I conceptualized X-TRANS (2005) and tailored it according to the organizational policies of NGBK, the same ideas have been an intrisic part of my radical imagination.
BALLHAUS NAUNYNSTRASSE CONFIRMATION
Oct 20, 2011
This was indeed a very special date for the realization of the project. The team of Ballhaus approved my proposal of partnership, and the rest, as they say, is history.
BE.BOP AT ARCO MADRID
Feb 18, 2012
Imagery Affairs was the host of this presentation at Matadero Madrid parallel to ARCO. It was organized by Macu Morán, founder and director of VideoArtWorld.
LECTURE AT DUTCH ART INSTITUTE
Oct 19, 2011
“Decolonial Diasporic Aesthetics: Black Europe Body Politics” was the title of my lecture in the context of “Shift in my Thinking”, curated by Gabriëlle Schleijpen for DAI and hosted by the Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, in preparation of a project that brought all DAI-students to Dakar in May 2012. Guest lecturers: Alanna Lockward, Kiluanji Kia Henda, State of L3, N’Gone Fall, Akinbode Akinbiyi, Koyo Kouoh.
BE.BOP @ AFROEUROPEANS CADIZ CONFERENCE
Sep 28, 2011
III Congreso Internacional “Afroeurope@s: Culturas e Identidades” took place at the University of Cádiz. The title of my presentation was “Black German Diaspora and Silencing: A Decolonial Option”.
ALLIANZ KULTURSTIFUNG CONFIRMATION
Jul 20, 2011
DECOLONIAL AESTHETICS @ TRANSART
Jul 27, 2011
Transart Institute offers an international low-residency MFA and a practice-based PhD program for working artists in a highly individualized format. I was invited as guest lecturer an presented an introduction to decolonial theory and decolonial aesthetics.
Jun 13, 2011
SUMMER SCHOOL ON BLACK EUROPE
Jun 27, 2011
DECOLONIAL (DIASPORIC) AESTHETICS @ ROOSEVELT ACADEMY
Jul 14, 2011
The Summer School on Coloniality, Slavery and the Holocaust, organized by Walter Mignolo and Rolando Vázquez, was the framework of my day-long workshop with their students. It was the first and only time until now that I had enough space to create a deep conversation on the subject.
BE.BOP 2012 / +Decolonial Aesthetics
May 4, 2011
In this preview of BE.BOP 2012 at the Duke exhibition, curated by Walter Mignolo, the video-art pieces of Teresa María Díaz Nerio and Jeannette Ehlers were installed next to each other on a corner. On the right side, Sara Bartman articulated in her motionless silence the representation of Black individuals as Non-citizens, or to be more accurate: Non-humans; and on the left side, Jeannette Ehlers revived Black ancestry in Denmark through Voudoun music and dance.
DECOLONIZING KNOWLEDGE AND BEING IN VISBY
Apr 11, 2011
Together with Michell Eistrup and Samuel Olou, as our final presentation for the one month-long Collaborative Research Residency at Baltic Art Center, in the beautiful island of Visby, Sweden, we prepared dinner and screened films connecting diaspora legacies. European notions of “civilization” were challenged by means of contesting “table manners”: food was was served without forks, spoons, or knives. With generous support from the Nordic Council of Ministers.
SISTER OUTSIDER. SEMINAR ON CRITICAL RACE THEORY
Mar 15, 2011
This seminar was conceived by Ulrike Hamann and myself for the Transdisciplinary Gender Studies Department at Humboldt University. Key concepts of Decolonial Theory were presented in the framework of Black Feminism and anti-colonial struggles such as the Haitian Revolution and the legacy of Hendrik Witbooi in today´s Namibia.
WILD AT HAIR AT COLUMBIA
Mar 4, 2011
This presentation on the decolonial body politics of the artistic entity IngridMwangiRobertHutter took place during the 10th Annual Columbia University German Graduate Student Conference entitled: “Modernity at Large and its Imaginaries in Germany and Beyond.”
DECOLONIAL AESTHETICS MANIFESTO
Feb 14, 2011
After intense exchanges between the founders of the TRANSNATIONAL DECOLONIAL INSTITUTE, Walter Mignolo, Rolando Vázquez and myself, the final version of our manifesto was published. Teresa María Díaz Nerio was also very involved in this process as well as Michelle Eistrup.
DECOLONIAL AESTHETICS. A CARIBBEAN RE-EXISTENCE
Dec 18, 2010
The World Festival of Black Arts, also known as FESMAN, is a month-long culture and arts festival that takes place in Africa. The festival features artists and performers from around the African Diaspora. The first World Festival of Black Arts was initiated by Leopold Senghor, former President of Senegal, in 1966 and held in Dakar. As part of this historical event both Yolanda Wood and myself presented a lecture on the Diasporic connections between different artistic discourses in the Caribbean and Europe.
SCHWARZ-BLACK-AFRO / Master thesis
Sep 1, 2006
X-TRANS. VISIONARY IDENTITIES IN GERMANY
May 5, 2005
FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH MAY AYIM
A DECADE EARLIER CARIBBEAN PREFIGURATION
INSIGHT INTO OTHERNESS
This first international exhibition produced by Art Labour Archives was presented at the Art Center South Florida, in 1997. It focused on the Dominican Diaspora in the US and Europe, the so called “Marco Polo Syndrome ” in hegemonic constructions of Caribbean identities and its knowledge-production, and also on the colonial genocide against the Arawak, the original inhabitants of Hispaniola and the rest of the Antilles. It was also in many ways a prefiguration a BE.BOP. With: Mónica Ferreras, Marcos Lora Read, Raúl Recio and Carlos Reynoso.