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  • Jamila Mascat MOED TALKS

    MOED Talks: Jamila Mascat

    In this video series, MOED invites guests to talk about their views on equality and difference through artworks they find inspiring, empowering, and that have stayed with them over time. What is the power of artistic practice and imagination in the struggle towards a more inclusive society? How does imagination, affect, emotion, and reason, in their mutual connections, contribute to a better understanding of equality, difference, and inclusion? Our fourth…

  • MOED Talks Kathrin Thiele

    MOED Talks: Kathrin Thiele

    In this video series, MOED invites guests to talk about their views on equality and difference through artworks they find inspiring, empowering, and that have stayed with them over time. What is the power of artistic practice and imagination in the struggle towards a more inclusive society? How does imagination, affect, emotion, and reason, in their mutual connections, contribute to a better understanding of equality, difference, and inclusion? Our third…

  • cropped Black Madonna, Carly Everaert

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    IN CONVERSATION WITH BELINDA VAN DER STOEP & CARLY EVERAERT The image Black Madonna represents black beauty and iconic women of color. Black Madonna also creates space for both safety and connection. ”The costume gives me confidence that I am not alone, and that I do not have to engage with the debate about my existence all by myself”, says Belinda van der Stoep. MOED interviewed the actress and costume…

  • Abu Malik Al-Shami

    MOED Talks: Domitilla Olivieri

    In this video series, MOED invites guests to talk about their views on equality and difference through artworks they find inspiring, empowering, and that have stayed with them over time. What is the power of artistic practice and imagination in the struggle towards a more inclusive society? How does imagination, affect, emotion, and reason, in their mutual connections, contribute to a better understanding of equality, difference, and inclusion? Our second…

  • Gender Bende 1

    Can We Think of a World without Gender?

    IN CONVERSATION WITH NIENKE DE HAAN (VIA STUDIUM GENERALE)   The documentary Genderbende (2017, HALAL docs) opens up different ways of thinking about gender.  How does gender influence our daily life? What does it mean to think beyond the box?     “When I go to the bakery, I go to buy a bread, I don’t go to have a ‘gender-experience’ or anything like that,” says Selm, one of the main…

  • Maasai Insight Share

    Reclaiming the Exhibition: the Case of Insight Share

    IN CONVERSATION WITH EUGENE VAN ERVEN Equalizing, liberating or decolonizing museums, to me, should be about participation, a notion that is not self-evident or always an inherently good thing. Anyone intent on decolonizing museums could benefit from critically exploring the complexities involved in participation. There is no need here to recapitulate the troubled histories of western public and private museums; Tony Bennett and other new museology scholars already started paving…

  • Gloria Wekker, speech Ain't I a Woman

    Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman?” revisited

    A CONVERSATION BETWEEN GLORIA WEKKER, NANCY JOUWE, AND SOJOURNER TRUTH On the occasion of the exhibition MOED: What is Left Unseen in the Centraal Museum, Gloria Wekker performed Sojourner Truth’s notorious speech Ain’t I A Woman?, originally delivered at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio, on May 29, 1851. With Ain’t I A Woman?, Sojourner Truth voiced a critique to the middle-class white feminists who failed to take into account…
  • Count me in

    Count Me In: Taking the Guerrilla Girls to Dutch Museums

    IN CONVERSATION WITH PAULINE SALET The Guerrilla Girls have been featured in several Dutch museums before. In 2016, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven organised a retrospective exhibition of the artist and activist group, showing their work from their start in 1985 until 2012. A few years later, in March 2018, the Guerrilla Girls visited the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam themselves, as they were invited by Mama Cash as part of…

  • Terra Critica

    Practicing Equality-in-Difference

    IN CONVERSATION WITH TERRA CRITICA   The audio-clip is a recording of a Terra Critica ReadingRoom session, and part of a series (held in 2017) called un/learning: the p/re/distribution of knowledge. As you can hear, different voices overlap and respond to each other, none is exclusive or more important than the others. In tune with MOED’s objective, we practice an affirmative combination of equality-in-difference in each ReadingRoom meeting, hoping to…

  • 4 The Companion Species as Artist

    The Companion Species as Artist

    IN CONVERSATION WITH GIJSJE HEEMSKERK AND WISKE Gijsje Heemskerk discusses the installation work that she made together with canine companion Wiske for the Artistic Research Graduation Show ‘‘50/50: I don’t like common ground as a title for anything”. Companion Species The sculptures depicted here are made in collaboration with my canine companion Wiske. Wiske is not a ‘pet’ or a ‘companion animal’. Wiske is, like myself, a companion species. A…