Black Art in Europe: Liberation and Resistance
Black History Month Antwerp International Conference
27/03/2019 van 20:00 tot 22:00
The conference brings together five speakers who will talk about black art as resistance and liberation from a Belgian (Guy Woueté), Dutch (Mitchell Esajas), French (Pascale Obolo), German (Sandrine Micossé-Aikins) and British (Marlene Smith and Keith Piper) context and go in conversation with each other and the audience.
Through an engaging night with our speakers and the audience we hope to foster an inspiring conversation regarding black aesthetics. We see this night as a consciousness raising moment in which the younger and older generation can share and discuss practices such as using culture/art as a “antidote” or “weapon” against the white cultural hegemony, “art for the people’s sake,” the importance of the restoration of the historical memory of colonialism, slavery, migration, etc to reinsert African diaspora histories and re-create missing memories, and finally the role of Black Pride and Consciousness in arts and culture.
We want to challenge the idea that the decolonising/diversity movement is steered solely by the demands of current youngster and want to stress the importance of the older generation, who continue to contribute to the evolution of the movement. In this way we want to focus on the intergenerational nature of the topics/questions that were, and that continue to be, asked. To remember that someone paid it forward for us and that we have to pay it forward for someone else.
Sint Lucas Antwerpen is a partner of the BHM International Conference
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