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Double Feature: 1. Diana Arce: Politaoke; 2. Nasan Tur: When Civil Initiatives Take Over Or The Power of Mediations in Art

10. December 2020  @ 19:00 21:00 CET

Diana Arce is an Alaskan-born, Afro-Domini­can raised in a mul­ti­cul­tur­al ver­sion of the Brady Bunch fam­i­ly. She com­mit­ted to work­ing as an artist when her men­tor, an anar­chist, athe­ist law pro­fes­sor inter­vened, encour­ag­ing her to pur­sue her love for the social sci­ences through her art. She is an activist and researcher, cen­ter­ing inter­sec­tion­al anti-racist prac­tices in her work cre­at­ing cam­paigns, par­tic­i­pa­to­ry and com­mu­ni­ty engaged art. Diana teach­es, lec­tures, writes and lead work­shops, world­wide, as part of her artis­tic prac­tice as well as focused on her exper­tise in activist art, mul­ti-cross cul­tur­al rep­re­sen­ta­tion, and race and gen­der bias in media, art and tech. She’s fea­tured inter­na­tion­al­ly in film, TV, radio, press and online about her work and cohosts the month­ly air­ing radio show about fight­ing the right wing around the world, Like It Is on reboot.fm. Her ongo­ing project White Guilt Clean Up dis­man­tles white priv­i­lege and suprema­cy via pro­vid­ing online and offline ser­vices to indi­vid­u­als and groups, while also pro­vid­ing relief, sup­port and empow­er­ment for BIPOCs. She is the cre­ator and founder of Poli­taoke, the non­par­ti­san polit­i­cal speech karaoke bar and Direc­tor and founder of Artists With­out A Cause (AWAC), a non-prof­it sup­port­ing and research­ing arts and activism. visualosmosis.com

Nasan Tur exam­ines through a diverse prac­tice that ranges from sculp­ture, draw­ing, video, and pho­tog­ra­phy to per­for­mance and instal­la­tion, social con­di­tions, prob­ing the rela­tion­ship between pro­duc­tion, val­ue, modes of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and their rela­tion to pow­er. With his instal­la­tions, the artist invites the view­er to think anew. Tur com­pels atten­tion with per­for­mances that can include som­er­saults, songs, and scream­ing. He per­forms in the streets, pub­lic squares, and air­ports out of the blue.


© Julian van Dieken⁣
Nasan Tur