The conversation at Kadist will start with a talk by Emeka Okereke, who will address different types of violence – « passive », « daily », « institutional » – in relation with his personal work, undertaken between Lagos, Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris, and with the collective Invisibles Borders project, of which he is the founder and director.
Part 1 : Talk
Part 2 : Q&A
For this evening, the seminar Something You Should Know : Artists and Producers Today, directed by Patricia Falguières, Elisabeth Lebovici and Natasa Petresin-Bachelez, will be delocalizing to Kadist, in the context of a series of presentations proposed by Dominique Malaquais and Lionel Manga, titled "Cosmocides: Art(s), Violence, 21st Century".
« In the face of silence, of mediocracy and brutality, we must set afoot something big enough that the wretched can trade it against the terrible memory of loss they bear – something that, at the same time, will wash the well-heeled of the sad conviction that they have won – for in the war that today opposes thought, reason and intelligence to the mediocratic world we inhabit, there will be but one victor: cosmocide. »
(Sony Labou Tansi, Encre, sueur, salive et sang, Paris: Seuil, 2015, pp.113-114)