9 Apr 2009 – 00:00
In the context of The Antagonistic Link, a project by Electric Palm Tree at Casco that deals with inherent frictions and constructive possibilities in transnational links, Polish curator Aneta Szylak and Iraqi artist Hiwa K. present and discuss their collaborative initiative ‘Estrangement’.
Estrangement’, which began in 2007, explores the tension between Europe and what was once constructed as the ‘Orient’. If the dominant forms of representation often produce a sense of distance and estrangement from other cultures, this project investigates activities in which estrangement is used as an artistic strategy that allows us to reformulate intercultural relations.
The discussion is co-organized in the context of ‘Framer Framed’, a series of discussions initiated by AAMU, Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Centraal Museum, Museum Maluku, Kosmopolis Utrecht and Tumult.