Thursday, June 26, 2014, 2 pm
Roundtable: Carving up and Carving out: Ideologies of Making Space

Roundtable with Paul Goodwin (curator, urbanist, Professor of Black Art und Design, University of the Arts, London), Sarah Nuttall (Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg), Peggy Piesche (literary scholar, cultural scientist, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Berlin), Sarah Rifky (curator, Cairo), moderated by Storm Janse van Rensburg (curator, 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
Venue: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein