Screening

24 June 2021, 17.30-20.00

 

Fragments of Repair/Gathering V: The Object’s Interlacing

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

Image: Kader Attia, Les Entrelacs de l’Objet / The Object’s Interlacing, 2020, installation with video and objects, installation view, 2021, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Tom Janssen / Design: Sean van den Steenhoven for Leftloft

Broadcast live from BAK, Utrecht and New York

Taking place on Thursday 24 June 2021, the fifth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s The Object’s Interlacing (2020), followed by a conversation between Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher New York/Dakar) and Wayne Modest (material culture curator and researcher, Amsterdam/Rotterdam).

In his film The Object’s Interlacing (2020), Kader Attia interviews different practitioners on the subject of restitution of African cultural artefacts that were violently displaced into western ownership during the era of historical colonialisms. Considered from various contemporary perspectives—philosophical, legal, anthropological, psychoanalytical, and economic, as well as from the viewpoint of collecting and museology—the assembly of voices unfolds an understanding of restitution as a practice of repair that reaches far beyond the matter of simply returning plundered objects to their place of origin. “When you talk about the return of objects,” one protagonist asks, “where are they going to return to?” Do they return merely as goods or are the immaterial qualities they once held reclaimable? If they are “irreparable,” can this “irreparable repair” become a source of creative reinvention, in spite of persisting colonial asymmetries?

REGISTRATION
Registration Online Tickets
To join the program online, register tickets via the “Tickets (Online)” button above.
There are several ways to join the gathering. Please join us free of charge by selecting the “solidarity ticket” option. If you are able and willing to support BAK’s program’s financially, please consider selecting a paid ticket option.
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Regular Ticket: €4
Student Ticket: €2
Solidarity Ticket: Free

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With the latest easing of the Covid-19 lockdown, we can receive some visitors in person, at BAK in Utrecht. Want to join the gathering in person? Register tickets via the “Tickets (In Person)” button above. Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can safely guide you to your seat. We have some Covid-19 guidelines in place to make sure your visit is as safe and pleasant as possible.
Registration options In-Person Tickets:
Regular Ticket: €6
Student Ticket: €3
Solidarity Ticket: Free
We Are Public: This program is free to attend for We Are Public members, but please make a reservation via wearepublic.nl

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Please note: to visit exhibition Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia, it is required to book a separate ticket and time slot.

PROGRAM
Thursday 24 June 2021,  17.30–20.00 hrs 
(All times are Central European Summer Time/CEST) 

17.30 hrs
OPENING WORDS OF WELCOME
Maria Hlavajova

17.40 hrs
SCREENING
The Object’s Interlacing

19.00 hrs
CONVERSATION
Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Wayne Modest 

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