Le souffle du verbe
lecture by Karima Boudou
26/11/2018 van 18:00 tot 19:30
Welcome to the guest lecture by Karima Boudou:
'Le Souffle du Verbe: fragmentary returns on music and poetry as protest forms.'
When music and poetry change, does the world change?
What do poets and musicians talk about, and to whom?
During this guest lecture, Karima Boudou will introduce and contextualize the work of artist M’barek Bouhchichi (1975, Akka, Morocco) in line with the reflection initiated since 2016 by the artist about Berber poetry, music and their intimate relationship with race, craftsmanship and labour in the context of Morocco. From this point of departure, we will delve into the music and poetry as multiple forms of narration, creation and dissent in relation to social, political and historical contexts. This finds a particular resonance within Bouhchichi’s exhibition Chant des champs / Amarg n igran presented recently in Belgium, in which artworks, forms and stories coexist. The artworks reveal their own modes of production as artistic creations 'manufactured' and carrying various modes of production. They already channel the flow of the culture (meaning, ideas and patterns of thought) while being informed by generative social and historical contingencies specific to Morocco.
Karima Boudou is an art historian and curator. She grew up in France and lives in the Netherlands in Rotterdam. Since 2013, she conducted research projects, exhibitions and publications in Morocco and Europe. She lectured about writers such as Jean Genet and Mohamed Leftah in the Moroccan context, and artists such as Danh Vo, Dave McKenzie, Mohssin Harraki and David Hammons. Her texts appear in catalogues (Mu.ZEE, Ostend, BE; Le Cube, Rabat, MA) and in magazines (Ibraaz, rekto:verso, Mousse, Africanah). Recently, she was a Research Fellow at MAC VAL Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, and co-curated two exhibitions at Mu.ZEE, Ostend in June 2018: Tiwtmin timazighin and Chant des champs / Field song, a solo exhibition of M’barek Bouhchichi. Boudou will curate FORUM in the frame of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (February 2019, Marrakech), and is part of the curatorial team of the 1st Rotterdam Triennial (May 2020, Rotterdam Zuid).
This guest lecture is performed in the context of the course 'Art Philosophy' at Sint-Lucas Antwerpen. Karima Boudou was invited to talk with our students about 'decolonial aesthetical strategies' in general and in her curatorial research practice. This lecture was made possible by Sint Lucas Antwerpen.
26/11 - 6pm
Campus St Lucas
St Jozefstraat 35