This artist talk explores black artistic practice and expression as both theoretical and embodied. We want to explore not only the conditions that make that possible but what kind of knowledge is produced from this subjectivity as it is constituted in different contexts and by different histories.
Santiago Mostyn makes films, installations and performances that test the divide between disparate cultural spheres, employing an intuitive process to engage with a knowledge and history grounded equally in the body and the rational mind. He is currently based in Sweden.
Julie Nxadi is a writer and an artist from South Africa working through film and video, audio, and literary experiments. Her current research interest is ‘intimacy and oppression in post-’94 South Africa’, a subject that she is exploring using multiple mediums, writing being just one.
Hadil Mohamed is an artist and graphic designer. Hadil is also one of the designers that contributed to the book Makt/egenmakt about the field of design where she wrote about living and working in Sweden and London and dealing with the norms of whiteness.
Nontokozo Tshabalala, moderator, is a multidisciplinary artist, poet, Afrofuturist and designer. Born and raised in South Africa currently based in Gothenburg. Co-Curator for Neither Here Nor There.
"What the artworld needs now" - (Black) Artistry as a place of Radical Openness is organised as part of Kulturhuset Blå Ställets residency within Allmänningen (The Common Room) at the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, Gothenburg University. Allmänningen is a Vinnova funded research project developing and piloting alternative models for university usership and collaboration.