Lecture 'From Enjoy Poverty to White Cube’

For whom
Alumni , Employees , Students
When
30-11-2022 from 17:30 to 19:00
Where
Auditorium 5, Henri Dunantaan 1, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Research group Culture and Education, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Contact
Kris.Rutten@UGent.be

During this guest lecture, Renzo Martens will discuss his work, specifically, the responsibility the artist takes for the systems in which he operates

In 2012, artist Renzo Martens established Human Activities and its “reverse gentrification program” in DR Congo. Together with the plantation workers of Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC), he employs artistic critique to build a new world, not symbolically, but in material terms.

Twelve years after his ground-breaking documentary Episode III: Enjoy Poverty (2008), Renzo Martens premiered a new film, White Cube. In this film, Congolese plantation workers build a museum on a former Unilever plantation and create art in order to create their own world.

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