‘They are still doing it. And not a single man has ever apologized for explaining something to me that I knew about and he did not.’ Historian, author and activist Rebecca Solnit wrote about a problem that had no name, but which has since become known as 'mansplaining'. During you lunch break, you can pull up a chair for a conversation moderated by experts from RoSa.
In the wake of #MeToo, Ilse Ghekiere published the article #Wetoo: What Dancers Talk About When They Talk About Sexism. Her research into sexism in the Belgian dance sector developed into the anti-sexism campaign ENGAGEMENT. This evening will feature several artist-activists who are coming to talk about the steps that have been taken and the artistic strategies to tackle the abuse of power, discrimination, and inappropriate behaviour.
Pharmakon - The Estonian artist Maike Lond reports on her attempts to cooperate financially with the private sector. She tried in every way possible: with standard sponsor deals, as an employee, in public presentations, live debates on Estonian television etc. Her (rather romantic) goal was to become financially independent from curators and subsidising bodies.
The Estonian artist Maike Lond reports on her attempts to cooperate financially with the private sector. She tried in every way possible: with standard sponsor deals, as an employee, in public presentations, live debates on Estonian television etc. Her (rather romantic) goal was to become financially independent from curators and subsidising bodies.
Together with the literary magazine DWB, also known as Dietsche Warande & Belfort, the Kaaitheater has over the last few years issued a series of publications on various subjects such as the ageing artist and the German writer W.G. Sebald. DWB has been in existence for 150 years and is therefore, with the exception of De Gids, the oldest literary magazine in the Dutch language region. This fact will be celebrated with a literary night with different the writers.
Bert Bultinck (newspaper De Standaard) will talk to Frank Berberich, the chief-editor of Lettre International, an cultural periodical, with sister editions in Italy, Romania, Spain, Hungary, Denmark and Russia.
For the second time the Brussels Studies Institute will be bringing together several dozen researchers and thinkers to share their knowledge of Brussels with you. There will be incisive presentations and spirited discussions on controversial topics, larded with short performances by Brussels artists.
In a choreography that transmits itself only by means of Stine Sampers’ photos, Vera Tussing and Esse Vanderbruggen re-situate their work in the urban landscape of Brussels, and then upload it to Instagram. On Dance Day, they invite you to Kaaitheater for a discussion on the meeting of their practices, and a physical sharing of the digital material.
To close WoWmen! and on International Women’s Day, the Finnish-Nigerian author Minna Salami will deliver a lecture about her work, followed by a conversation. She is the founder of MsAfropolitan, an internationally celebrated blog in which she combines feminism with critical reflections on contemporary culture from an African perspective. The evening’s reference point is Salami’s first book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone, which will be published a week after the festival.
We invited historians, political scientists, journalists and essayists to take part in a series of public debates. The aim of these debates is to exchange views, analyse the situation and propose a cure for democracy, the great invalid of the Western world.
How do artists work today? How do they speak about their method? The question of new artistic practices and discourses is at stake in a series of monthly salons, organized by Sarma in Brussels. We open with a presentation of Jonathan Burrows’ A Choreographer’s Handbook.