COPENHAGEN

SPIRITUAL REVOLUTIONS & “THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA”

BE.BOP 2014. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS

https://spiritualrevolutionsandthescrambleforafrica.wordpress.com/

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Exhibitions + Roundtable + Performances + Screenings

May 15-18

Danish Art Workshops + Nikolaj Kunsthal + Danish Film Institute

A project of Art Labour Archives + Kultursprünge im Ballhaus Naunynstraße gemeinnützige GmbH

In cooperation wtih Danish Art Workshops + Nikolaj Kunsthal + Network for Migration and Culture

With the friendly support of Heinrich Böll Stiftung

Curated by Alanna Lockward

BE.BOP previous editions (2012-2013) have engaged European audiences in intricate detail with the outrage generated by Black/African Diaspora peoples when confronting a racist world order structured along the lines of coloniality. BE.BOP 2014 now brings re-existence into the hallowed grounds of healing by means of drawing the spiritual map of Pan-Africanism before and after the so-called “Scramble for Africa”. The event will include for the first time an exhibition and a simultaneous presentation in Copenhagen in connection to “Say it Loud!”, Jeannette Ehlers’ first anthological exhibition at Nikolaj Kunsthal (15.03-25.05.2014).

Thursday May 15

Keynote by Walter Mignolo

Say it Loud!: Re-Existences, Re-Surgences and Re-Emergences

University of Copenhagen, Amager. In cooperation with Network for Migration and Culture

4-6 pm

Reception at Jeannette Ehler´s exhibition

Charo Oquet, Engungu in White, Peformance

8 pm

Friday May 16

Roundtable

The Danish Art Workshops (Statens Værksteder for Kunst)

11am – 3 pm

Screening of The Stuart Hall Project, by John Akomfrah

Danish Film Institute

4:45 pm

Saturday May 17

Performances

Nikolaj Kunsthal

Teresa María Díaz Nerio, Ni ‘Mamita’ Ni ‘Mulatita’ + Patricia Kaersenhout, On Guns and Needles

10 am – 12 pm

Quinsy Gario, A village called Gario + Héctor Aristizábal, Nightwind

3 pm – 5 pm

Sunday May 18

Roundtable

11am – 3 pm

The Danish Art Workshops (Statens Værksteder for Kunst)

John Akomfrah (UK+Ghana) + Kuratorisk Aktion + Héctor Aristizábal (USA+Colombia) + Lesley–Ann Brown (Trinidad+Denmark) + Artwell Cain (Netherlands+St. Vincent) + Wagner Carvalho (Germany+Brazi) + Mathias Danbolt (Denmark) +Teresa María Díaz Nerio (Netherlands+Dominican Republic) + Yoel Díaz Vázquez (Germany+Cuba) + Dennis Dickerson (USA) + Simmi Dullay (South Africa+Denmark) + Joy Elias-Rilwan (UK + Nigeria) + Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet (USA+Cuba) + Quinsy Gario (Netherlands+Curazao) + Anika Gibbons (USA) + Gillion Grantsaan (Denmark+Netherlands+Suriname) + Adler Guerrier (USA + Haiti) + Ylva Habel (Sweden) + Sasha Huber (Finland+Switzerland+Haiti) + Patricia Kaersenhout (Netherlands+Suriname) + Karen McKinnon (UK+USA) + Mette Moestrup (Denmark) + Tracey Moffatt (Australia) + Mekonnen Mesghena (Germany+Eritrea) + Mwangi Hutter (Germany+Kenya) + Pascale Obolo (France+Cameroon) + Temi Odumosu (Denmark) + Charo Oquet (USA +DominicanRepublic) + Anne Ring Petersen (Denmark) + Robbie Shilliam (UK) + Jane Thorburn (UK)  + Caecilia Tripp (France+Germany) + Rolando Vázquez (Netherlands+Mexico)

Jeannette Ehlers + Guest Curator

Walter Mignolo + Advisor

Elena Quintarelli + Curatorial Assistance

Partners

Center for Global Studies and the Humanities + IDEA. Arts + Society

Transnational Decolonial Institute Nikolaj Kunsthal+ Statens Værksteder (The Danish Arts Workshop)+ Network for Migration and Culture

Media Partners

AfricAvenir   + Reboot FM + Uprising Art + Afrikadaa

The event takes place in English. Free and open to the public, except the screening of John Akomfrah’s film.

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