Friday, June 27, 2014, 5 pm
Roundtable: Pre-Writing History: Past / Future

Roundtable with Premesh Lalu (Professor of History, Director Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town), Elvira Dyangani Ose (curator, Tate Modern, London), Greg Tate (writer, musician, New York), moderated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (curator, Art Director SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin)

The art and research project Giving Contours to Shadows takes its cue from the Glissantian concept that history, a “functional fantasy of the West“, cannot be left in the hands of historians only. In that sense, the project looks at ways, by which artists, curators and thinkers relate to their epoch, to times past and to the drawing of prospective trajectories, thus weaving alternatives to established narratives. Furthermore, the roundtable program is dedicated to discussions on the ideologies of space, performativity and the archive, and notions of pre-writing history. 

In English language
In cooperation with the
TURN Meeting #1: On perspectives, facts and fictions by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Venue: Heimathafen Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin