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Afrovibes Talk: Belonging, Exuberance and Decolonizing the arts

AFrovibes Festival 2024
Programme Editor de Balie
Merlijn Geurts
Merlijn Geurts
Programme Editor Afrovibes
Marjorie Boston

This talk is part of Afrovibes Festival, taking place at De Balie on 11 and 12 October, featuring a lineup of performances and talks. Tonight we speak with artists and curators about power, redistribution and belonging in the contemporary art world.

In recent years, the international art community has shifted its focus from the ‘West’ to the Global South. The 60th Venice Biennale, one of the most prestigious art exhibitions worldwide, was titled “Foreigners Everywhere” and highlighted indigenous art and non-Western artists from regions such as Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. However, what is truly needed to create a postcolonial museum? How do colonial and power structures continue to influence the artistic practices of artists and art institutions? Join us as we explore the complexities of representation and belonging in the art world.

Visit afterwards: Afrovibes performance

Following the talk you can visit the performance The Waterproofed Artist of the Moroccan choreographer Youness Atbane (see below). You can buy a combi ticket to visit both the talk and performance.

Programma / vr 11 oktober 2024

Afrovibes Performance: The Waterproofed Artist

An interactive dance performance by the Moroccan choreographer Youness Atbane about the power dynamics within the global art scene.