PUBLIC PROGRAM: CURRENT/UPCOMING EVENTS


February 16 – June 30, 2019

What is left unseen, Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Exhibition


In collaboration with Centraal Museum Utrecht, the research team of MOED has curated What is left unseen. The exhibition is the result of a critical intervention in the collection of the Centraal Museum, and takes objects from the collection as a starting point to present critical perspectives. The museum’s pieces of Nola Hatterman, Steve McQueen, Ary Scheffer, Thérèse Schwartze and Nicolaas Beets are exhibited along with a number of pieces by Patricia Kaersenhout, Iris Kensmil, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Jan van Bijlert, Faisal Abdu’allah and Samuel Aranda. Our intervention in the museum raises as key questions: How does one critically engage with dominant accounts of history? How to envisage new ways of seeing and visualizing in the museum? How can we expose the white male gaze that, for centuries, has determined what and how we see in the museum?

 

Public program image MOED
MOED: Wat niet gezien wordt.
Periode: 2019-02-15 – 2019-06-30
Locatie: Centraal Museum, Utrecht
© Centraal Museum, Utrecht / Ernst Moritz

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RELATED EVENTS

18 June – 4 July 2019
University College Roosevelt, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Decolonial Summer School


WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO “DECOLONIZE”?

The Consumption of Life and the Regeneration of the Communal.
10th Anniversary of the Decolonial Summer School


The 10th anniversary of the Middelburg Decolonial Summer School, will explore the growing frustrations and disenchantments in face of the failed promises of modernity and development. The themes explored in the past 10 years will be brought in a new light. The analytics of the Colonial Matrix of Power (CMP) reveals a machinery that generates un-justice and death, from the Atlantic Slavery in the sixteenth century to the Jew Holocaust in the twentieth century. We have responded to the promises advanced in the name of modernity, democracy and development with the urgency to delink from CMP and to engage in the variegated localities of struggle opened up by the decolonial option. This analytics of the CMP will be complemented by explorations of decolonial joy and decolonial love in the regeneration of the communal.

The 10th Middelburg Decolonial Summer School will place its emphasis not only on resisting CMP but also on historical forms and current practices of re-existing beyond it. To engage in the regeneration and praxis of the communal it is essential to understand that the communal cannot be subsumed under the liberal common-good and the Marxist commons. The concept of the communal allows to replace competition with cooperation to live together in plenitude; to replace development with communal economies; to replace disciplinary formations with the liberation of knowing; to replace the political and economic belief that we live to work with working for living together. These challenges are ways to engage in recovering the freedom of joy and love— and with it regenerate the communal as praxis of living.

This course is co-organized by the Center of Global Studies and the Humanities, Duke University.

REGISTER HERE

Click here for the website of the Decolonial Summer School.
If you have questions please email us at decoloniality@ucr.nl

decolonial summer school

PUBLIC PROGRAM: PAST EVENTS

[Event in Dutch]

April 4, 18.30-21, Museum Café

Het meerstemmige museum, Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Talk & workshop


Voor de tentoonstelling MOED: Wat niet gezien wordt en Joyce Vlaming: Act II, 12 portraits onderzoekt het Centraal Museum hoe we dominante verhalen in een ander perspectief kunnen zien, en met een kritische blik kunnen kijken naar onze eigen collectie. Door met anderen in gesprek te gaan, hopen we zo onze bezoeker te verrijken met verhalen uit de wereld van Utrecht en ver daarbuiten. Maar wat betekent meerstemmigheid en diversiteit nou echt? Waarom is het zo belangrijk dat deze vraag juist in de kunsten speelt? Waar staan we nu? En hoe kunnen we, als museum, bewust de toekomst in?

Het programma bestaat uit interactieve workshop, waarin we de bezoeker op een hands-on manier naar het museum laten kijken en mee laten denken. We gaan samen op zoek naar alternatieve manieren van zien, gezien worden en presenteren de resultaten van de workshop aan het einde van de avond.

Na de workshop zal Nancy Jouwe het gesprek leiden over meerstemmigheid in het museum. We hebben vanuit de hoek van de maker, de denker en de community gasten gevraagd om met Jouwe het gesprek aan te gaan, wat ons als museum hopelijk verder kan helpen te werken bewust de toekomst in te gaan.

Prijs: Gratis op vertoon van geldig entreebewijs
Aanmelden: Via deze link


February 27, 2019. 4 pm – 5 pm

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Gallery talk


In this Gallery Talk, part of our public program, Lieke Hettinga offers a tour through Stedelijk BASE, the permanent exhibition of the museum.  What role plays art in addressing issues of “in/equality” and “difference”? Driven by this question and informed by feminist and queer theory, Lieke Hettinga will share their gaze into a selection of artworks, with the aim to explore the politics of representation at stake, and reflect on the significance of feminism in art history.

Lieke Hettinga is a researcher, based at the Graduate Gender Program at Utrecht University as well as at the Gender Studies Department at the Central European University in Budapest. Their research is located at the intersection of queer theory, transgender studies, critical disability studies, and visual cultural studies and their PhD research is part of the GRACE: Gender and Cultures of Equality research project.

Tickets via: https://www.stedelijk.nl/en/events/museum-equality-and-difference


March 7-9, 2019

GRACE conference, different locations in Utrecht


MOED is part of the GRACE conference 2019, titled Gender and Cultures of In/Equality in Europe: visions, poetics, strategies. GRACE is the largest cross-European collaboration of its kind, involving 15 early stage researchers and a wider group of 100 scholars, based in over 10 countries. For the past three years, GRACE has systematically investigated what ‘equality’ means in the European context today. The conference celebrates the achievements of GRACE’s work and provides opportunities to explore the themes of the research through a range of activities.


Friday March 8, 2019

SOLD OUT: Feminist Festival, Centraal Museum Utrecht

MOED X Mama Cash


MOED and Mama Cash have joined forces for Mama Cash’s annual Feminist Festival taking place on International Women’s Day. We are working on an awesome program in the Centraal Museum around the imaginary, art, decolonization and of course feminism. The program wil be in English.

Check the Facebook event for more information.

Please note that the festival will take place at the Centraal Museum’s Tuinzaal: Nicolaasdwarsstraat 14, Utrecht. This is a different entrance than the museum’s main entrance.


Guerilla Girls wealth and power

 


Image: ‘Wealth & Power’, 2006 © Guerrilla Girls, courtesy guerrillagirls.com