Opening No You Won't Be Naming No Buildings after Me
Opening, exhibition: 11 / 07 / 2019
A project with Kader Attia, Kristina Benjocki, Marcel van den Berg, Alexis Blake, Aslan Gaisumov, Quinsy Gario & Glenda Martinus, Yoeri Guépin, Gert Jan Kocken, Dana Lixenberg, Taus Makhacheva, Uriel Orlow, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Bert Scholten and Aimée Zito Lema. Composed by Vincent van Velsen.
In the exhibition 'No You Won't Be Naming No Buildings after Me', guest curator Vincent van Velsen investigates together with an international group of artists how memories can be embodied. Monuments, street names and national holidays offer a limited and sometimes problematic perspective on the histories and people that should not be forgotten. The exhibition questions official forms of memory and highlights possible other ways to shape memories.
The artists in the exhibition trace how movement, dance, music, language, textiles, visual documents and material traces can be intimate witnesses to histories of both vulnerability and resilience. The body is given a central role in this - as a carrier of memories and as a beacon of living history.
Part of the exhibition is a series of live events, including performances by Alexis Blake, Quinsy Gario & Glenda Martinus, Bert Scholten and artist talks with Uriel Orlow and Pieter Paul Pothoven. Exact data will be announced later.
Parallel to this exhibition, a series of interviews will appear on Vers Beton, in which people from Rotterdam will take you to places in the city that are connected to personal memories and events that should not be forgotten.
Music by Yung Feurich.
Free access, view it Facebook event here.