LIVE BIENNALE | AN EVENING WITH NATHALIE MBA BIKORO AND WILLEM WILHELMUS

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149 W. Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada

As a part of LIVE’s 2015 performance art program, Nathalie Mba Bikoro (Future Monuments, Gabon) and Willem Wilhelmus (Mother Tongue Festival, Finland) will give a talk on their curatorial practices and discuss transcultural strategies in contemporary art production.Drawing from their experiences of facilitating international art exchanges in Finland, Gabon, and Germany, Bikoro and Wilhelmus will address questions such as:

Working internationally, how can curators facilitate meaningful cultural exchanges?

What constitutes a meaningful cultural exchange?

What possible intersections and alliances may be found through addressing transcultural issues through art practices?

What are some of the demands and particularities specific to the local contexts in which you have organized?

Is it possible for an artist from “away” to make work that adequately addresses regional concerns?

What strategies have you encountered or developed that counterpoint or exist outside of Western art traditions?

How may we sustain healthy regional and international artistic ecologies?

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