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Doing Black Art in Brussels

This event is part of the interdisciplinary conference 'Black Europe in Brussels'a series of live and online conference events that bring to the forefront Afroeuropeans in Brussels, capital of Belgium and Europe. How does art in Brussels engage with the changing face of the city? How does the city inspire you as artists in your work? Are the interactions between art and Brussels typical of any large metropole? What challenges are specific to doing art in Brussels, as a multilingual capital of Europe and a former colonial centre?

Taking their own sources of inspiration and trajectories as points of departure, Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Lisette Ma Neza and Wetsi Mpoma offer their insights on how Brussels inspires art and how, in turn, black artists and arts practitioners, contribute to Brussels being one of the most vibrant cities of the world. Research journalist and Scherpsteller of deBuren and Pilar Warda El-Kaddouri will moderate the conversation.

*The event also marks the launch of the Black Arts in Brussels website. Devoted to the visual arts, this website is one of the 2021 Black Europe in Brussels initiatives sponsored by the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies.


Speakers:  Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Lisette Ma Neza and Wetsi Mpoma

Convenors:  Elisabeth Bekers and Janine Hauthal (Vrije Universiteit Brussel,  Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings)

Format: online panel debate followed by online Q&A

Livestreaming: https://fb.me/e/IqrhhZwf (free)

Livestreaming by Pilar on the VUB Humanities campus (with registration).

Partners: Afropeans2021, BCUS, CLIC, deBuren, Pilar, RHEA

 

For more information, visit Afroeuropeans Conference 2021.

 


Cette table ronde réunit des artistes et praticiens de l’art noirs qui réfléchissent aux différentes manières dont ils.elles, et leur travail, s’engagent dans la ville de Bruxelles, ses atouts et ses inconvénients. Ils explorent la manière dont l’art peut donner forme au changement culturel, en prenant comme point de départ leurs propres sources d’inspiration et trajectoires artistiques. Mêlant lectures littéraires, performances et discussions, cette soirée donne la parole à des personnes talentueuses qui contribuent à faire de Bruxelles l’une des villes les plus dynamiques du monde.

L’événement marque également le lancement du site web Black Arts in Brussels. Consacré aux arts visuels, ce site est l’une des initiatives 2021 de l’Europe noire à Bruxelles. Elle est parrainées par le Centre d’études urbaines de Bruxelles.

Animateurs: Elisabeth Bekers et Janine Hauthal (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings), en collaboration avec Pilar (VUB House for Arts and Science) et de Buren (Vlaams-Nederlands Huis voor Cultuur en Debat).
Intervenants: Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Wetsi Mpoma, Lisette Ma Neza

Format Panel de discussion (enregistré). Le lien d'inscription suivra bientôt.

Pour plus d'informations, visitez Afroeuropeans Conference 2021.

 


Thank you note

  • Black Speaks Back

  • Bozar

  • Critical Narratives

  • Observatoire du Sida et des Sexualités

  • Pilar

  • VUB

  • Wetsi Art Gallery

  • Africa Platform Ghent University Association

  • ENAR

  • ARDI

7 July 2021 from 15:00 to 16:30 Add to personal calendar

Organised by Afroeuropeans Conference, Pilar, de Buren & RHEA