About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

22 Oct 2009 – 20:00

The Slanted View

 

Ticket Reservations Recommended

 

Start 8:00 PM

Admission free

 

Debate Centre Lux

Mariënburg 38-39

NL-6511 PS Nijmegen

Netherlands

 

+31 900 589 46 36

info@lux-nijmegen.nl

www.lux-nijmegen.nl

 


The Slanted View is realized in cooperation with Debate Centre Lux (Nijmegen) and InterArt (Arnhem).

Background

People generally look at the world around them through their personal frame of cultural reference. Customs, traditions and ideas about beauty in large part stem from education and surroundings. This is also true for the interpretation and experience of visual art. The Dutch museumgoer’s view of art is generally determined by western artistic criteria. How can we learn to value artistic expressions from different cultures? How would this affect our personal opinions and notions about art?

Debate

The debate is introduced by Simon Njami. Njami is a French art critic with roots in Cameroon and he is the founder of Revue Noire magazine. Njami was the first curator of the Africa pavilion at the 52nd Biennial of Venice (2007).

Guests

Simon Njami – Independent Lecturer, Art Critic, Novelist, Essayist;
Bambi Ceuppens – Researcher, linguist, Historian, Social Anthropologist;
Wouter Welling – Curator, Publicist;
Christiane Berndes – Curator.

Debate leader is Ruben Maes.

Art

As part of the debate a video report about Oumar Mbengue Atakosso‘s Post-modern Immigrant will be shown. Artist Amal Kenawy (Egypt) will be staging a performance art piece.


Network


Simon Njami

Independent Curator, Art Critic, Novelist, Essayist

Wouter Welling

Curator, Publicist

Bambi Ceuppens

Researcher, Historian, Social Anthropologist

Christiane Berndes

Curator