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23 Sep ā€“
24 Sep 2022

(un)Common Grounds: Reflecting on documenta fifteen

(un)Common Grounds is a two-day hybrid symposium, gathering a network of thinker-speakers to discuss the issues raised during the 100 days of documenta fifteen in Kassel, Germany. Together with invited artists from documenta fifteen and museum practitioners, cultural historians as well as activists, we share and learn from different perspectives, experiences and observations of the exhibition. We will be joined by the membersĀ of Indonesian collective ruangrupa, who curated this yearā€™s edition.
The physical events is fully booked, you can watch the event on our YouTube channel.

About the forum

documenta fifteen is an international exhibition held every five years in Kassel, Germany. For this edition, the appointed curators ruangrupa aimed to create a place for art beyond current funding systems and existing European cultural infrastructures. During the exhibition, art is brought back to daily life for communal learning, collective remembrance and trans-cultural solidarity that contributes to the progressive development of our ecosystem.

Towards the end of documenta fifteen, Framer Framed, the Society of Arts and the Van Abbemuseum organises a two-day hybrid forum, (un)Common Grounds, on 23-24 SeptemberĀ on the following four topics: Politics of Memory in a Changing State: documenta fifteen, Colonial Legacies and Entangled Histories;Ā Lost in Translation: Discussing Artā€™s Place in a Polarised Public Discourse; (re)Claiming Identities: Shaping and Framing Archives in an Institutional Context; and Other Ways of documenta-ing: Democracy, Inclusion, and Decolonised Models of Art.

While the forum is largely inspired by the exhibition, the topics relate to far wider issues affecting people and communities all over the world. These issues are interlaced with contemporary forms of racism, colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchal structures. The forum wishes to act both as a conceptual space to think through debates raised during the exhibition period, and a platform carrying on the lumbung spirit ā€” to continue with open conversations on ā€œhow to learn, share, and live together with people from different yet interconnected cosmologies.

Confirmed presenters and communities include
Ade Darmawan, Alexander Supartono, The Black Archives, Benjamin Seroussi, Charles Esche, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, David Duindam, Esther Captain, Eyal Weizman, Fernando Garcia Dory, Florian Cramer, INLAND, Jonas Staal, Kerstin Winking, Lara Khaldi, Layal Ftouni, Mitchell Esajas, Mirjam Shatanawi, Mohanad Yaqubi, The Question of Funding, ruangrupa, Reem Shilah, Subversive Film, Taring Padi, Wayne Modest, Yazan Khalili, Zippora Elders, THE PALACE OF FLOWING WATER.

The two-day forum will take place at Framer Framed at the Akademie van Kunsten in the Trippenhuis, Amsterdam, and consists of four panels, a screening program, and an open conversation with participants online and in person. The language is English.Ā Free entry.


Program

The program booklet can be downloaded here

DAY I –Ā 23 SEPT 2022, 13:00-18:00
Location: Framer Framed, Oranje Vrijstaatkade 71, Amsterdam

Panels at FRAMER FRAMED (fully booked)
Panel I: Politics of Memory in a Changing State: documenta fifteen, Colonial Legacies and Entangled Histories
Panel 2:Ā Lost in Translation: Discussing Artā€™s Place in a Polarised Public Discourse

23 SEPT 2022, 19:00-21:00 (fully booked)
Film Screening at FRAMER FRAMED
Location: Framer Framed, Oranje Vrijstaatkade 71, Amsterdam
A conversation between Subversive Film (Reem Shilleh and Mohanad Yaqubi) & Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide.

Films to be Screened:

Land Day
Japanese version, 48 min, 1983
original film by Ghaleb Shaath, 38 min, 1978

Kufr Shuba
a film by Samir Nimr, 35 min, 1975


DAY II –Ā 24 SEPT 2022, 13:00-18:00 (fully booked)
Panels at the TRIPPENHUIS
Location: The Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam

Panel 3: (re)Claiming Identities: Shaping and Framing Archives in an Institutional Context
Panel 4: Other Ways of documenta-ing: Democracy, Inclusion, and Decolonised Models of Art

Register to join via Zoom here to ask questions during the panel or watch the event on YouTube.

Graphic Design: Chen Jhen


(un)Common Grounds: Reflecting on documenta fifteenĀ is co-organised by Framer Framed, Akademie van Kunsten (Society of Arts), and the Van Abbemuseum.Ā The programme is realised with the support of the University of Amsterdam, namely: Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES), Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA) and Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM).

(un)Common Grounds: Reflecting onĀ documenta fifteenĀ takes place on the same days as theĀ Platform BK Solidarity CampĀ in Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons (Utrecht). We embrace theĀ synchronicity of the urgencies addressed by both events and stand in solidarity with each other. The full program ofĀ (un)Common GroundsĀ will beĀ live-streamed at Casco. Posters and programs of theĀ Solidarity CampĀ will be presented at Framer Framed and Akademie van Kunsten.

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The black archives

The Black Archives

Indra Ameng

Indra Ameng

Program coordinator at artist collective 'ruangrupa'

INLAND

Collaborative agency

Casa do Povo

Art center

OFF-Biennale Budapest

Independent platform

Eszter SzakƔcs

curator and researcher

Liesbeth Bik

Artist

Benjamin Seroussi

Curator

Gertrude Flentge

Cultural Practitioner

Eyal Weizman

Architect

Kerstin Winking

Curator, Writer

Subversive Film

Collective

Mitchell Esajas

Anthropologist

Layal Ftouni

Researcher

Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide

Curator

The Question of Funding

Collective

ruangrupa

Collective
Charles Esche

Charles Esche

Curator

naira nigrelli

Artist

ghenwa noirƩ

Artist, Performer

Bernardo NĆŗƱez Magdaleno

Artist, Writer

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Artist

Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes

Art Historian

Zippora Elders

Curator

David Duindam

Researcher

Alexander Supartono

Art Historian
Wayang Kardus

Taring Padi

Collective

Florian Cramer

Practice-oriented research professor

Sungeun Lee

Artist

ƖzgĆ¼r Atlagan

Artist

Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba

Cartoonist and anticapitalist entrepreneur

Diana Cantarey

Fact-ion designer

Fernando Garcia-Dory

Artist & Agroecologist

Lara Khaldi

Independent curator and critic

Ade Darmawan

Artist

Wayne Modest

Head of the Research Center of Material Culture

Julian Abraham ā€˜Togarā€™

Artist

Yazan Khalili

Artist

Esther Captain

Historian

Jonas Staal

Artist

Mirjam Shatanawi

Curator, Author