09.12.18-09.12.18

Agency Assembly: ‘Thing 001928 (Give Up Yer Aul Sins)’

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Agency Assembly: ‘Thing 001928 (Give Up Yer Aul Sins)’

On December 9, 2018, as part of Assembly (KIOSK), Agency is convening a gathering of 'concerned' in order to discuss Thing 001928 (Give Up Yer Aul Sins).

Thing 001928 (Give Up Yer Aul Sins) concerns a conflict between Pauline Gormley and EMI Records around a recording of bible stories told by children from Dublin. The tape recordings were made during Peig Cunningham's class for first communion, which Pauline Gormley attended when she was a six-year-old child. EMI used the recording without noticing the children for a CD introduced by Father Brian D'Arcy. During the court case, Pauline Gormley v. EMI on November 17, 1998, judge Barron at the Irish Supreme Court had to decide if Pauline Gormley’s recounting of the bible story And then there were twelve as a child in class was sufficiently original to be protected as a work of art.

We will collectively read fragments of the Irish court case reports. The purpose of this gathering is to revisit the moment of hesitation during the court case and to actualize the problem discussed in the case as a way to fabulate. Lucia Alonso (child), Mette Edvardsen (performer), Jan Masschelein (researcher on education) Dirk Vervenne (legal adviser) a.o. are invited by Agency in order to resonate.

07.11.18-07.11.18

Daniel García Andújar

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© Daniel García Andújar, 'Plus ultra', 2018.

Daniel García Andújar

Daniel García Andújar (1966, Spain), a central figure in the Spanish internet art scene, will give a talk about his artistic practice and exhibition Plus ultra which is currently on show at KIOSK.

Since the late 80s he has been starting up internet projects and -collectives. These collectives hack and appropriate material from contemporary culture with the aim of revealing the often problematic politics or absurd logic of the internet. With open source and collective methods of production, they undermine the notion of material or intellectual property, or the newly acquired power of digital technology.

The exhibition Plus ultra will be open until 10pm.

Attending the lecture is free, no reservations required.

21.09.18-21.09.18

Parade Daniel García Andújar

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© Daniel García Andújar

Parade Daniel García Andújar

Prior to the opening of Daniel García Andújar’s exhibition Plus ultra at KIOSK, you are cordially invited for a parade through Ghent with a life-sized Charles V on horseback, as depicted in the 16th-century painting by Titian. Accompanied by the workers’ anthem The International, we will pass by five historic sites in the city centre before reaching KIOSK, walking a unique tale of power, manipulation and resistance.

Friday 21 September
Start: 7 pm - Gravensteen, Sint-Veerleplein, Ghent
Route: Gravensteen, Vrijdagsmarkt, St Bavo Cathedral, Vooruit, Boekentoren
End: 8 pm - KIOSK, Louis Pasteurlaan 2

22.04.18-22.04.18

Presentation member edition 2018: Kelly Schacht

Edition presentation
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© Kelly Schacht, 2018

Presentation member edition 2018: Kelly Schacht

Every year KIOSK invites an artist to create a member edition, with this year's edition being by Kelly Schacht. The edition will be presented on April 22, during KASK / School of Arts' open house.

The edition It seems economical to make use of a character already in play refers to the scenario Kelly Schacht drafted for her eponymous exhibition in 2013 in KIOSK. As in an unfolding minimal scenography, walk-on actors engage in a dialogue with each other, a series of objects, the space and its visitors. This object (or utensil) depicts a specific encounter between a walk-on actor and a prop, and a father and his daughter while visiting the exhibition.

Kelly Schacht (°1983, Roeselare, Belgium) currently resides in Ghent. In 2013, KIOSK hosted her exhibition It seems economical to make use of a character already in play.

If you would like to support KIOSK, you can become a member of KIOSK for as little as €50! As part of your one-year membership, you will receive among others the 2018 artist edition by Kelly Schacht. For more information, please go to the "support"-page.

Edition presentation
15.02.18—20:00

Nida Sinnokrot

Lecture
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Nida Sinnokrot, ‘When Her Eyes Lifted’, 19981999. Courtesy the artist and Sharjah Art Gallery.
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Nida Sinnokrot

Nida Sinnokrot (1971) is a Palestinian-American artist, focusing on installation art, and filmmaker. Raised in Algeria, Sinnokrot relocated to the United States as an adolescent. In 2002, he won a Rockefeller Media Fellowship with which he relocated to Palestine to work. Subsequently, he directed an award-winning documentary on Palestinian resistance called Palestine Blues. The film concerns the destruction brought about in the Palestinian village of Jayyous by the IDF in their efforts to raise Israel's West Bank Barrier.

The lecture is organized by KASKlezingen. the exhibition is organized within the framework of Under Construction Festival in Ghent and Ramallah.

12.10.17—20:00

Christoph Meier

Talk & book launch
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Christoph Meier

Christoph Meier presents the publication C O CO and talks to curator Nadine Droste about his eponymous exhibition at KIOSK (in collaboration with the KASKlezingen lecture series).

The monograph, a co-production with Kunstverein Hamburg and Casino Luxembourg, is published by Mousse Publishing.

The exhibition is open between 6 and 10 PM.

Talk & book launch
16.06.17—19:00

#SMYA Chapter 6: Muslim Feminism in Belgium and Secular Liberal Constraints

Keynote, panel discussion & slam poetry
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#SMYA Chapter 6: Muslim Feminism in Belgium and Secular Liberal Constraints

The last chapter within the framework of Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power starts with a lecture by Iman Lechkar, dr. in Social and Cultural Anthropology (2012, KUL). Lechkar sketches the contours of an Islamic feminism in Belgium by ascertaining which mechanisms hinder Muslim women and how they organize themselves to achieve their fundamental rights within secular liberal constraints.

The lecture will be followed by a slam poetry performance by Samira Saleh. She performed a.o. at Female Takeover in a Man’s World Show and the 44th Women’s Day. Since this year she has been Slambassadrice for Belgium at Next Generation Speaks.

The evening will close with a panel discussion with Fatma Arikoglu (Ella vzw — center for gender and ethnicity), Nella van den Brandt (postdoc in Humanities at Universiteit Utrecht) & Samira Saleh , moderated by Sophie Withaeckx (doctor in Philosophy and Moral Science and associated with RHEA).

This event is organized together with Sophia, Belgian Gender Studies Network, and will be held in the Cirque space in Dutch.

The evening, and the exhibition too, will end with a drink in KIOSK, where you can see the show until 22:00.

Keynote, panel discussion & slam poetry
07.06.17—19:00

#SMYA Chapter 5: Speak Up/Make Your Way

Film screening
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#SMYA Chapter 5: Speak Up/Make Your Way

The fifth chapter of Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power will comprise of a screening of participating artist Amandine Gay’s film Speak Up/Make Your Way (Ouvrir La Voix). The film will be introduced by Gay and followed by a Q&A with Amandine Gay and Po B.K. Lomami, one of the interviewees of the film and manager of socio-artistic projects and queer activist.

Ouvrir La Voix is a film about francophone European black women from the diaspora. It showcases art performances and compelling storytelling from those who are usually spoken of or spoken for. The film will therefore focus on our common experience related to our minority status in predominantly White ex-colonial countries, while highlighting the great diversity of our Afropean communities. Ouvrir La Voix aims at bringing to light our existence at the crossroad of multiple discriminations that go way beyond our ‘black women’ status. Ouvrir La Voix is a statement from francophone European black women so as to why we choose to reclaim the narrative about ourselves. We will not be silenced, we will not be erased and we are in charge of our representation.” - Amandine Gay

Amandine Gay (1984, FR) is a Montreal-based Afrofeminist filmmaker, activist, and journalist. The feature-length documentary Ouvrir La Voix is her directorial debut.

Po B. K. Lomami (1989, Mons, BE) is a Congo-descendant afroqueer, afrofeminist and anti-negrophobia activist and an independant DIY socio-artistic project manager. She (or they) is currently the head of cultural programming of the 49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine (Regional Contemporary Art Collection) in Metz, France.

*This conversation will be held in English

KIOSK will be open until 10 pm. You can visit the exhibition Show Me Your Archive and I Will Tell You Who is in Power before or after the event (free).

Film screening
01.06.17—19:00

#SMYA Chapter 4: A Short History of the Future

Lecture, performance
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#SMYA Chapter 4: A Short History of the Future

In a performance with live reading and video projection, Kapwani Kiwanga takes on the role of a fictional anthropologist. In this role, she speculates about the future and researches Afrofuturism as a tool to look at the past from an African or African diasporic perspective.

Kiwanga toys with the voice of authority. By using humor, she tries to disrupt hegemonic narratives and give voice to fictional stories.

Kapwani Kiwanga (1978, Ontario, CA) lives and works in Oaris (FR). She studied anthropology and comparative religious studies at McGill University (Montréal, CA). In her work, she struggles with Afrofuturism, anti-colonialism, collective memory, belief systems and ways in which different cultures approach the supernatural.

Lecture, performance