May 10, 2019

Who writes the future?

Valand Academy at University of Gothenburg

Courtesy Valand Academy.

Who writes the future? forms the re-launch of the online platform L’Internationale Online with an inquiry into a new reading of the 90s, performed in a series of textual and multimedia commissions, research and encounters.

Keynote speakers: Nkule Mabaso, Pablo Martinez, Aleksander Motturi, The White Pube (Gabrielle de la Puente + Zarina Muhammad)

Routinely diverse cultures and complex intersectional identities have been deliberately left out from history writing, but who now has access to formulate the future? Currently, factors such as race, gender and income are influencing this access, alongside the democratisation of cultural production through the internet. How can we think of creative writing and art production in relation to this process?

The motivation for any colonial movement can be connected to desires for the future. Liberation movements such as afrofuturism reappropriate notions of time and temporality, creating an image of the future for marginalized people which have actively been denied control of writing the future. This also entails a revealing of hidden histories, delving into already erased future histories.

This event is free and open to the public. The conversations will be held in English.

About l'internationale
L’Internationale is a confederation of seven major contemporary modern art institutions and partners. L’Internationale proposes a space for art within a non-hierarchical and decentralised internationalism, based on the values of difference and horizontal exchange among a constellation of cultural agents, locally rooted and globally connected. This confederation is based on solidarity.

Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia) / Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS, Madrid, Spain) / Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA, Barcelona, Spain) / Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium) / Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie (Warsaw, Poland) / SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey) / Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands)

L'Internationale also works with complementary partners such as Valand Academy (Gothenburg, Sweden) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD, Dublin, Ireland) along with associate organisations from the academic and artistic fields.

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