WELCOME to the BAT SEMINAR, FRIDAY JUNE 1st, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
at the KAREN BLIXEN MUSEUM,
PURCHASING YOUR TICKET FOR BAT http://billetto.dk/da/events/ba
REFLECTIONS ON BLACK IDENTITY IN THE NETHERLANDS/ DENMARK/ FINLAND/ SWITZERLAND/ SURINAM/JAMAICA/ TRINIDAD/ FRANCE/ DENMARK/ IN THE SPIRIT/VODUN/ SINTI/ OBEAH/ CANDOMBLE/ SANTERIA/ ENSLAVED AFRICANS BROUGHT MORE THAN THEMSELVES/ THEY TRANSFERRED RELIGION TO THE DIASPORA/ MAROONS/ UPRISE/ INDEPENDENT POLITICS/ CUBA/ ETHIOPIA/ RUSSIA/ PANAFRICANISM/ SOCIALISM/ NEGRITUDE/ LIBERATION MOVEMENTS/ WERE THEY REVOLUTIONARY/ WHAT ARE THE STATE OF THESE DREAMS TODAY/ ARTISTIC PLATFORMS IN TRINIDAD/ BENIN/ ETHIOPIA/ KENYA/ US/ FINLAND/ NAVIGATING NEW SOLUTIONS WITHIN OLD AND NEW SYSTEMS OF THOUGHT
BAT: Bridging Art & Text is a seminar for people with a professional interest in the Danish and international art and literature scene. Naturama and the Karen Blixen Museum hereby invites you to be amused, inspired, provoked and – above all – intellectually and academically stimulated by a highly qualified group of thinkers from Benin, Brazil, Cuba, Denmark, France, Jamaica, Suriname, Switzerland, Trinidad and just a few other places.
Meet a vital bunch of experts at the BAT who will share their response with all of us – but not (only) in the traditional form of an academic paper, nor an artistic improvisation: Presentations and performances are based on thorough group preparation in three thematic workshops leading up to the seminar. Prepare to get a mind-blowing input of thought, sound and visuals, which can hopefully provide valuable reflection for your own practice, whether this takes place in an independent or institutionalized setting.
BAT CURATOR: Michelle Eistrup
BAT COORDINATOR: Annemari B. Clausen
HOSTED BY: Karen Blixen Museum + Naturama, Svendborg
FUNDRAISING BY: Karen Blixen Museum, Naturama Museum, Anders Juhl, Annemari B. Clausen, Tijana Mišković and Tine Bundgaard Quendenbaum.
BAT PARTICIPANTS in WORKSHOP + SEMINAR: Ramzie Abrahams, Head of Department of Heritage and Knowledge, Freedom Park, South Africa; Dr. Joseph Adandé, Art Historian, Former Head of the Department of History and Archeology, University of d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin; Heruy Arefaine, Writer, Artistic Director of Ethiopian Music Festival, Consultant on ADDIS Foto Festival, Ethiopia,; Elke aus dem Moore, Artistic Director of Visual Arts, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Germany; Noufel Bouzeboudja, ICORN Author and Journalist, Algeria/Denmark; Yvette Brackman, Visual Artist, U.S.A,/Russia/Denmark; Maria Bregnbak, Art Historian/Curator, FAIR Residency Coordinator, Denmark/ France; Ery Camara, Curator, Art Historian, Museo De Arte Moderno, Mexico/Senegal; Beate Cegielska, Director of Galleri Image, Poland/Denmark; Annemari B. Clausen, BAT Coordinator/Previous Visual Arts Coordinator for My World Images, DCCD, Denmark; Florent Couao-Zotti, Writer/Journalist/La Nouvelle Tribune, Benin; Christopher Cozier, Curator/Co-Director of Alice’s Yard, Trinidad; Prof. C. Daniel Dawson, Curator/ Lecturer of African Diaspora, Columbia/New York University, U.S.A.; Michelle Eistrup, Visual Artist/ BAT Curator, Jamaica/Denmark; Jeannette Ehlers, Visual Artist, Trinidad/Denmark; Prof. Amaraswar Galla, Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, India/Australia/France; Yoyo Gonthier, Visual Artist, Niger/Réunion/France; Gillion Grantsaan, Visual Artist, Surinam/Netherlands/Denmark; Grethe Hald, Curator, Norway; Nancy Hoffman, Curator/Previous Director of Instituto Buena Bista, Curaçao Center for Contemporary Art, Netherlands; Sasha Huber, Visual Artist/Co-Curator, Kalliokunsthalle, Switzerland/Haiti/Finland; Anders Juhl, Museum Coordinator/ Sound Artist/ Musicologist, Karen Blixen Museum, Denmark; Britt Kramvig, Filmmaker/ Researcher, Norway; Charl Landvreugd, Visual Artist/Art Historian, Surinam/Holland; Nicholas Laughlin, Editor of Caribbean Review of Books/Writer and /Co-Director of Alice’s Yard, Co-Organizer of Bocas Literary Festival, Trinidad; Ida Brændholt Lundgaard, Senior Advisor in the Department for Cultural Institutions and Operational Support, Danish Agency for Culture, Denmark; Dr. Carlos Moore, Historian/Writer, Brazil/Cuba; Iben Mondrup, Curator, Greenland/Denmark; Ebony G. Patterson, Visual Artist/Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Jamaica/U.S.; Marie Magdalena Campos Pons, Visual Artist/Curator, GASP, Cuba/US; Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg, Artistic Director of Fri Udstillingsbygning, Denmark; Dina Yafasova Author, Usbekistan/Denmark.
BAT BIOS of Participants in Workshop + Seminar
The Program of the event will come soon: Please Stay Tuned
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