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?
30 June 2019 Keti Koti Utrecht 2019
This year, Keti Koti Utrecht will consist of a guided city tour “Sporen van slavernij in Utrecht”, a ceremony with speakers, a visit to the exhibition MOED: What is Left Unseen and music in Centraal Musueum, and a screening of the documentary ‘Demon of Diva’ including a conversation with amongst others Sarita Bajnath and Nancy Jouwe.
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.
What is Still Left Unseen?, Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Talk & Performance
Registration closed, performance is open to everyone
The exhibition ‘MOED: What is Left Unseen’ is coming to an end on June 30. Therefore, on June 12th, MOED organizes an afternoon program centered around the exhibition. Together with members of the curatorial team (Nancy Jouwe, Rosemarie Buikema and Rolando Vázquez), Domitilla Olivieri and artist Iris Kensmil, we will reflect on the exhibition, and look ahead.
What insights have we gained, where do we stand now, and what comes next for us in the Dutch art world? The program will end with the performance ‘November 29, 1781’ by Brazilian artist Priscila Rezende.
Program: 15:00-15.15: Visiting ‘MOED: What is Left Unseen’ exhibition
15.15-15:45: Talks by MOED’s curators Nancy Jouwe, Rosemarie Buikema and Rolando Vázquez
15:45-16:05: Nancy Jouwe in conversation with Iris Kensmil on her artistic practice and the Venice Biennale
16:05-16:30: Panel session with curators, chaired by Domitilla Olivieri
16.30-16.45: Visiting ‘MOED: What is Left Unseen’ with curators & artists
16.45-18:15: Performance ‘November 29, 1781’ by Priscila Rezende (outside)
Location: Centraal Museum, space ‘de Verdieping’ (next to exhibition spaces 7 + 8)
Time: 15:00-16.45, followed by Priscila Rezende’s performance until 18:15
Entry: Free, museum ticket is needed (museumjaarkaart/ICOM is valid).
Priscila Rezende’s performance is free of charge and can be visited without attending the panel and talks
The work that Rezende will perform at the museum, ’29 de novembro, 1781′ recalls and reflects the life and death of those enslaved throughout the entire process that meant slavery exploitation between the 16th and 19th century, the main motor of development of the European continent.
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
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February 27, 2019. 4 pm – 5 pm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
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.
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.