Barby Asante
Workshop: Declaration of Independence

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The workshop, open for all women of colour, continues Asante’s ongoing artistic research, “As Always a Painful Declaration of Independence”, and will result in a collective performance on 18 January.

In a two-day workshop at Bergen Kunsthall, participants are invited to discuss and explore historic spaces, personal archives and collections and to co-create a space for conversation, collective thinking, ritual and re-enactment. The workshop explores social, cultural and political agencies of women of colour, as they navigate historic legacies of colonialism, independence, migration and the contemporary global sociopolitical climate.

Barby Asante is a London based artist, curator, and educator. Her collaborative, performative and dialogic works are concerned with the politics of place, space, identity and the histories and legacies of colonialism.

Part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Re-Imagine Europe is initiated by Sonic Acts (NL) and coordinated by Paradiso (NL) in collaboration with Elevate Festival (AT), Lighthouse (UK), Ina GRM (FR), Kontejner (HR), Landmark / Bergen Kunsthall (NO), A4 (SK), Disruption Network Lab (DE) and Ràdio Web MACBA (ES)

Bergen Kunsthall has invited London-based artist Barby Asante to convene a workshop during Sandra Mujinga’s exhibition “SONW – Shadow of New Worlds”.