9.12.2016, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
I will be speaking at the seminar day TULEVAISUUSSEMINAARI - MINNE OLET MATKALLA? (Future Seminar - Where are you going?) as part of the current group exhibition In Search of the Present that includes my work Sea of the Lost (2016).
2.12.2016, Stadtkino Basel
Haiti Chérie screens as part of the first edition of The Compiler Screenings - Borders Boundries that deals with issues related to borders and boundaries linked to notions of territories, national borders, personal behaviors and social and cultural boundaries in the every day. The edition is curated by Whiteframe in Basel and Timo Soppela, director of the artists’ association MUU from Helsinki.
Participating artists from Switzerland and Finland: Thomas Kneubühler, Thomas Westphal, Ursula Biemann, Sasha Huber, Andreas Muggli, Timo Wright, Eric Lanz, Antti Laitinen, Fabio Friedli, KirsiMarja Metsähuone, Pasi Autio, Anka Schmid, Sandra Knecht, Peter Liechti and Johanna Lecklin.
With Petri Saarikko I'm giving a artist talk at Kalmar Konstmuseum. Director Joanna Sandell will moderate the discussion after.
Kalmar Konstmuseum in collaboration with Öland, Mörbylånga and the municipality of Kalmar invited me and my regular collaborator and partner Petri Saarikko to a artist residency. We will develop new work and give artist talks on 23.11.
Launch of The Shelter project at Kallio Kunsthalle in Helsinki. The Shelter is about decolonising structures through community art.
KARAKIA – The Resetting Ceremony (2015) was given a Special Mention at the 20th International Video Festival Videomedeja in Serbia.
11.10.2016, EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
I’m happy to announce my participation in the international group exhibition In Search of the Present curated by Pilvi Kalhama, Henna Paunu and Päivi Talasmaa. The opening is on Tuesday, 11.10.2016, at 6pm and the exhibition lasts until 8.1.2017. An exhibition catalogue will be published at a later stage.
Participating artists are David Altmejd, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Harun Farocki, Maria Friberg, Hannaleena Heiska, Camille Henrot, Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir, Artor Jesus Inkerö, Saija Kassinen, Yazan Khalili, Klara Kristalova, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Antti Laitinen, Jonathan Monk, Ben Okri, Erwin Olaf, Aza Shadenova, Elly Strik, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Anne Tompuri, Akram Zaatari.
In Search of the Present is the first edition of an exhibition series exploring the nature of the human beings that inhabit a global digital world and their relationship with the environment, themselves and other people.
The exhibition includes three works of mine. One is my biggest work to date, Sea of the Lost, a portrait by Yusra Mardini and Malala.
Together with Petri Saarikko I was invited to participate in the 5th edition of Art Prospect Performance Festival, which is the only annual event in St. Petersburg that brings contemporary art works from around the world to the city streets. This years theme was 'Dialogue' and took place in St.Petersburg’s Admiralteysky district. On this occasion we realized our sixt Remedies project called Lullabies which delves into the dreams of today.
Interview with the founder of Demountin Louis Agassiz Hans Fässler in the BernerZeitung.
15.8.2016, 6pm, Auckland University
Artist talk connected to my participation in the Share/Cheat/Unite group exhibition at Te Tuhi Art public art gallery curated by Bruce Phillips opening Saturday, 13.8.2016.
22.7.2016, 6:00pm, Le Centre D'Art, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
During January we lead a workshop at the Le Centre D'Art and produced Remedies Haiti with a group of multidisciplinary artists. The live performance took place on the 29.1. and the video performance premiered at Savvy Contemporary in Berlin during The Incantation of the Disquieting Muse's INVOCATIONS program that was curated by Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro. Now we are pleased to screen it for the first time in Haiti.
1.–2.7.2016, Cambridge University, UK, Department of Art History
Screening of KARAKIA The Resetting Ceremony (2015) at the symposium: Cross-Cultural Iconography: Celebrations in honour of Jean Michel Massing by speaker Dr Temi Odumosu under the title 'Archival Re-enactments: The Image of the Black inhabited by three contemporary artists'
1.7.2016, Radio SRF, Kontext
Als Teil der Kontext Sending Geschichte aus dem Giftschrank: Verbieten oder zeigen? hat die Redaktorin Sabine Bitter eine aktualle Reportage über die Démonter Louis Agassiz Kampagne gemacht.
21.6.2016, 19:15h, Kunst Museum Olten
Artist talks and performance during the group exhibition Grüezi! Bienvenue! Welcome! Künstler sehen die Schweiz together with fellow artists Habib Asal and Dijan Kahrimanovic.
1.–3.6.2016, Volksbühne, Berlin, DE
Excited to join the 4th edition of BE.BOP, a production by Art Labour Archives, brings together artistic practices and scientific contributions under the thematic framework of CALL & RESPONSE. BE.BOP brings into focus once again, a historical perspective on the racialized inequalities during the periods of imperial expansion and colonization. I will be participating in the eighth and final public discussion called "(De)coloniality and Scandinavian Exceptionalism". The program can be viewed here.
AV-Arkki included KARAKIA - The Resetting Ceremony (2015) in the distributor screening program at International Short Film Days Oberhausen.
14.4.2016, 16-17h, PASS Kallio Library, Helsinki, FI
In conversation with Chimurenga's Ntone Edjabe and artist Christopher Wessels live on Pan African Space Station at the Kallio Library in Helsinki. This program was curated by Ahmed Al-Nawas as part of the Remembering Silences project.
25.3.2016, Otaki, NZ
KARAKIA The Resetting Ceremony screens at the MĀORILAND FILM FESTIVAL.
22.–23.3.2016, Malmö Inter Arts Centre, SE
Keynote speaker at Archival Re-enactments Symposium. A performance research event addressing archiving and memory organized by Living Archives Research Project.
KARAKIA - The Resetting Ceremony (2015) at the Av-Arkki program at the Tampere Film Festival.
KARAKIA - The Resetting Ceremony (2015) was selected to show at the MediaBox in ForumBox gallery in Helsinki arranged by Av-Arkki.
Article by Sini Mononen published in the finnish Mustekala online art journal.
During January we will be working at the Centre D'Art, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and keep workshops with local artists.
KARAKIA The Resetting Ceremony (2015) was selected by the IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam's short film festival selection.
19.1.–3.4.2016, Rapu, Pori Art Museum
The video My Racism is a Humanism. A lecture shows in the Rapu space of the Pori Art Museum and was curated by Anni Venäläinen.
6.1.2016, 5 pm, Centre D'Art, Haiti
I will give a lecture about my grandfather Geo Remponeau who was co-founder of the Centre D'Art in 1944.