About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, (Sparkles) Recollection of Wraith, 2012, image still. Image courtesy of artist.

17 Oct 2017
20:00 - 22:00

Pedagogies of the Opaque (I): Black Schools: Learning for and by Black Futures

I used to wonder
About living and dying

Pedagogies of the Opaque (I) is the first gathering in a series of public research events for, with and about ex-centric cultural, communal and collective practices and thinking. However make shift or short lived these may be, ex-centric practitioners create for themselves and for their communities structures of coping & thriving – within a world in which their survival was never intended nor a priority for institutions and society.

I think the difference lies
Between tears and crying.

These pockets in space and time that ex-centric practices create for storytelling, learning, sharing and archiving are often also acts and places of resistance, waywardness, refusal and opacity – as well as sources for joy and laughter.

I used to wonder
About here and there

The gatherings facilitate an ongoing and public critical discourse, a circulation of knowledge, meaning making, cultural presence and agency, reading and representation of how culture and art are produced in our globalized societies. In which ways have ex-centric, minoritized, racialized and radical practices reframed and informed themselves with (inter-generational) collective strategies of learning, sharing and joy that contribute to the survival and well-being of their communities, experiences as well as cultural archives?

I think the distance
Is nowhere.

Pedagogies of the Opaque (I): Black Schools: Learning for and by Black Futures
– with  Negarra A. Kudumu, independent essayist & curator / Manager of Public Programs at the Frye Art Museum; and artist and filmmaker Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes as guest conversationalists. Pedagogies of the Opaque is hosted by Amal Alhaag and Maria Guggenbichler.

Poem: ‘Border Line’ by Langston Hughes (1947)


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Maria Guggenbichler

Artist

Amal Alhaag

Curator