AESTHETICS OF THE POLITICAL
image © Untitled - from the series Surface Studies, Oraib Toukan
Aesthetics of the Political - Chapter 1: December 6 & 7, 2020:
A two-day pilot program that takes the time to look closely at the critical language, and forms of resistance in artistic work. Over the course of two days, artists and audiences will watch films, engage in a dinner-table performance, and participate in curated discussions. Together we will reflect on the choices artists make in their work when engaging with politically charged materials, and different colonial contexts.
Artists: Oraib Toukan, Maxime Jean-Baptiste, Mirna Bamieh, Miguel Peres dos Santos, Ogutu Muraya, Samah Hijawi, Sabine Groenewegen, Sandra Heremans. Curated and facilitated by Samah Hijawi, with Susanne Weck for SoundImageCulture (SIC). Partners: Chair Mahmoud Darwich, BOZAR Cinema, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek. Support: Sabam for Culture, OMAM research Center-ULB, VGC- Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.