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Aesthetics of the Political: Menu of Disappearance

SoundimageCulture is delighted to announce the launch of

A program of different encounters that takes time to look closely at the critical language, and forms of resistance in artistic work. Over the coming months we will come together in a series of events and conversations to experience artworks, discuss and engage with different artists, to reflect on the choices they make in their work when dealing with politically charged materials and different forms of coloniality.
In our first performative encounter, the artist Mirna Bamieh will present Menu of Disappearance, which brings us together in a much needed setting—around the table to break bread. Mirna Bamieh, narrates stories about time, history, and the parts of ourselves that slip away with lost food traditions. In her dinner-table performance she takes us on a journey through the dishes that are slowly disappearing from the Palestinian table, as access to wild foraging is restricted by colonial appropriation of both the land and the foods of the Palestinians over time. In this work, the artist takes the audience through the violence embedded in the meticulous erasure of identity of the colonised, even in their food culture.
Meanwhile, we would like to invite you to a sneak-peak into the world of the filmmaker Maxime Jean-Baptiste. In a conversation recently published on RectoVerso between Maxime and the artist/curator of this program, Samah Hijawi, they reflect together on the critical thinkers that inspire the aesthetical choices in their work: conversations-on-aesthetics-of-the-political
Future encounters will be with Oraib Toukan, Maxime Jean-Baptiste, Miguel Peres dos Santos, Ogutu Muraya, Sandra Heremans and Sabine Groenewegen. For more information please see here:
Presented by SoundImageCulture, curated by Samah Hijawi.
In partnership with Chair Mahmoud Darwich, BOZAR, Pianofabriek and Beursschouwburg. Supported by VGC, SCAM, SABAM for Culture, Kunstenwerkplaats, OMAM/MSH.
Design by daretoknow

26 september 2020 - Pianofabriek - 18:30 - 22:00
Menu of Disappearance, dinner table performance door Mirna Bamieh, The Palestine Hosting Society

Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available.
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*** other events not included in this ticket ***

9 november 2020 - Beursschouwburg
What do we mean by Aesthetics of the Political? Discussion
6 december 2020 - BOZAR
Cruel Images conversations, screenings and discussions with Oraib Toukan, Miguel Peres dos Santos, Sabine Groenewegen, Maxime Jean-Baptiste, Ogutu Muraya and Sandra Heremans