Brussels - Argos - Meeting Points 6: Locus Agonistes - Practices and Logics of the Civic24/08/2011
Meeting Point 6
Locus Agonistes - Practices and Logics of the Civic
2 October - 17 December 2011
Argos welcomes Meeting Points 6: Locus Agonistes – Practices and Logics of the Civic, a transnational multidisciplinary event curated by Okwui Enwezor and initiated by The Young Arab Theatre Fund (Brussels). After its launch in Beirut in April 2011, both KVS and Argos host the second stop of this event that will tour historical cities in the Arab World (Amman) and Europe (Berlin, Athens).
The collapse of the regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and the tottering regimes in Libya, Syria, and Yemen have further exposed the urgent civic and political demands of diverse populations across the entire Middle East. While the events of change, transformation, and renewal move beyond the frontier of reform, new horizons of the future are already being imagined and constructed.
Through its exhibitionary, performative and discursive aspects, the artists that take part in Locus Agonistes explore aesthetic strategies and ways in which contemporary representations advance concepts of civic imagination and struggle.
Image: Basam Magdy, My Father Looks for an Honest City, 2010. Super8 film transferred to HD video (5'28"). Courtesy Newman Popiashvili Gallery