Decolonizing Assembly

Decolonizing Assembly

søn d. 23. sep 13:00 - 17:00

CAMP / Center for Art on Migration Politics, Thoravej 7, 2400, København NV

Skrevet af CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics)

(Dansk version længere nede)

Decolonizing is the work of asking questions. What does decolonizing look like? How do the colonized and the colonizer appear to each other? How can the colonized have the right to look, the right to be seen – in short, the right to appear? What would happen when appearance is decolonized? What has to happen for decolonizing to take place where you live?

The "Decolonizing Assembly" is an assembly led by #MTL Collective that will unpack these questions. The assembly will focus on what would be the framework for thinking through decolonization for the Trampoline House and CAMP spaces and its goers. MTL Collective will begin the conversation not with answers but the possibility of asking better questions as we gather together.

The assembly also features a keynote by Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, Gurminder K. Bhambra, who contributes with her paper “Decolonizing Appearance: Migration to Europe in the Context of Migration from Europe." The event concludes with the happening "We Are Here – Marronage Is Resistance" by the decolonial feminist collective Marronage, who invites the audience to join them for a collective reading of Marronage's manifesto. Together, we will celebrate the past, present, and future acts of resistance.

The assembly is curated by Nicholas Mirzoeff and accompanies CAMP’s new focus! exhibition "Decolonizing Appearance," which will be open for viewing during the event. The assembly is conducted in English (with simultaneous interpretation to Farsi and Arabic). All are welcome. Free admission.

PROGRAM /

1–1:15:
Welcome / by CAMP's directors and guest curator Nicholas Mirzoeff (Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University)

1:15–2:15:
What is decolonization in this place? / assembly by MTL Collective (a New York-based collaboration that joins research, aesthetics, organizing, and action in its practice)

2:15–2:45:
Lunch (suggested donation DKK 30)

2:45–3:15:
Decolonizing Appearance: Migration to Europe in the Context of Migration from Europe / keynote by Gurminder K. Bhambra (Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex)

3:15–3:45:
We Are Here – Marronage Is Resistance / happening by Marronage (Copenhagen-based decolonial feminist collective)

3:45–4:
Coffee break

4–5:
Concluding discussion / with MTL Collective, Gurminder K. Bhambra, Marronage, and Nicholas Mirzoeff

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION /

"Decolonizing Appearance" is the first exhibition in CAMP’s new 2-year focus! exhibition program "State of Integration: Artistic analyses of the challenges of coexistence." The exhibit is guest curated by Nicholas Mirzoeff, visual culture theorist from New York University, and examines what appearance is, how appearance is used to classify, separate, and rule human beings on a hierarchical scale, and how we can challenge this regime.

Bringing together some of contemporary art’s most engaged individuals and collectives from across the globe, it asks: How do the colonized and the colonizer appear to each other? How can the colonized have the right to look, the right to be seen – in short, the right to appear? What would happen when appearance is decolonized?

CONTRIBUTORS: John Akomfrah / Khalid Albaih / Gurminder K. Bhambra / Abdul Dube / Sonya Dyer / Jeannette Ehlers / Forensic Architecture / Ghetto Fitness / Jane Jin Kaisen / Pedro Lasch / Marronage / MTL Collective / Carl Pope / Dread Scott

To read more about the exhibition, visit: http://campcph.org/current-and-upcoming/2192018

To read more about events and the education program accompanying the exhibition, visit: http://campcph.org/events/

The exhibition is generously supported by Det Obelske Familiefond / Statens Kunstfond / Foreningen Roskilde Festival / European Cultural Foundation / Københavns Billedkunstudvalg.

PRESS CONTACT /

Head of Communication and Education Yannick Harrison, communication@campcph.org, (+45) 30 96 59 94 (cell), (+45) 72 14 07 66 (main)

Event photo: MTL+ action at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, April 29, 2018. Courtesy of MTL Collective

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DANSK:

Dekolonisering indebærer at stille spørgsmål. Hvordan ser dekolonisering ud? Hvordan fremtræder den koloniserede og kolonisatoren for hinanden? Hvordan kan den koloniserede påberåbe sig retten til at se, retten til at blive set – kort sagt, retten til at fremtræde? Hvad vil der ske, når fremtræden dekoloniseres? Hvad skal der til, før dekolonisering kan finde sted, hvor du bor?

Dekolonieringsforsamling er en forsamling arrangeret af #MTL Collective, som tager udgangspunkt i disse spørgsmål. Forsamlingen vil fokusere på, hvad en dekolonisering af Trampolinhuset og CAMP og dets brugere vil indebære. MTL Collective vil indlede samtalerne ikke med svar, men med muligheden for i fællesskab at stille bedre spørgsmål.

Eventet præsenterer også en forelæsning af Gurminder K. Bhambra, professor i postkoloniale og dekoloniale studier, som bidrager med sin tekst “Decolonizing Appearance: Migration to Europe in the Context of Migration from Europe”.

Eventet afsluttes med en happening "We Are Here – Marronage Is Resistance" af det dekoloniale feministiske kollektiv Marronage, som inviterer publikum til at medvirke i en kollektiv oplæsning af Marronages manifest. Sammen vil vi fejre fortidens, nutidens og fremtidens modstandshandlinger.

Eventet er en del af CAMPs new fokus! udstilling "At dekolonisere fremtræden", som kan ses under arrangementet. Eventet afholdes på engelsk (med simultantolkning til farsi og arabisk).

Alle er velkomne. Gratis adgang.

PROGRAM /

13–13:15: Velkommen / ved CAMPs daglige ledere og gæstekurator Nicholas Mirzoeff (Professor i medier, kultur og kommunikation ved New York University)

13:15–14:15: What is decolonization in this place? / forsamling af MTL Collective (et kollektiv med base i New York, der forener research, æstetik, organisering og aktion i sin praksis)

14:15–14:45: Frokost (anbefalet donation 30 kr.)

14:45–15:15: Decolonizing Appearance: Migration to Europe in the Context of Migration from Europe / forelæsning af Gurminder K. Bhambra (Professor i postkoloniale og dekoloniale studier ved School of Global Studies, University of Sussex)

15:15–15:45: We Are Here – Marronage Is Resistance / happening af Marronage (et dekolonialt feministisk kollektiv med base i København)

15:45–16: Kaffepause

16–17: Afsluttende diskussion / med MTL Collective, Gurminder K. Bhambra, Marronage og Nicholas Mirzoeff

OM UDSTILLINGEN /

"At dekolonisere fremtræden" er den første udstilling i CAMPs nye 2-årige fokus! udstillingsprogram "Integrationens tilstand: Kunstneriske analyser af sameksistensens udfordringer".

Udstillingen er gæstekurateret af visuel kultur-teoretiker Nicholas Mirzoeff fra New York University og undersøger, hvad fremtræden er, hvordan fremtræden bruges til at klassificere, adskille og styre mennesker iht. en hierarkisk skala, og hvordan vi kan udfordre dette regime. Den bringer nogle af samtidskunstens mest engagerede individer og kollektiver fra hele verden sammen og spørger: Hvordan fremtræder den koloniserede og kolonisatoren for hinanden? Hvordan kan den koloniserede påberåbe sig retten til at se, retten til at blive set – kort sagt, retten til at fremtræde? Hvad vil der ske, når fremtræden dekoloniseres?

DELTAGERE: John Akomfrah / Khalid Albaih / Gurminder K. Bhambra / Abdul Dube / Sonya Dyer / Jeannette Ehlers / Forensic Architecture / Ghetto Fitness / Jane Jin Kaisen / Pedro Lasch / Marronage / MTL Collective / Carl Pope / Dread Scott

Læs mere om udstillingen på: http://campcph.org/current-and-upcoming/2192018-j8hk5

Læs mere om de events og undervisningsprogram, der ledsager udstillingen på: http://campcph.org/events/

Udstillingen er realiseret med støtte fra Det Obelske Familiefond / Statens Kunstfond / Foreningen Roskilde Festival / European Cultural Foundation / Københavns Billedkunstudvalg.

PRESSE KONTAKT /

Kommunikations- og Uddannnelsesleder Yannick Harrison, communication@campcph.org, (+45) 30 96 59 94 (mobil), (+45) 72 14 07 66 (hovednr.)

Event foto: MTL+ aktion på Brooklyn Museum, New York, 29. april 29 2018. @ MTL Collective

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