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PASS in Amsterdam: Chandra Frank

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Chandra Frank is a writer and curator living in Amsterdam. Her work is mainly focused on the Black, Migrant and Refugee women’s movement in the Netherlands during the 1980s.

Frank explores the role of archives, black and brown feminist genealogy and the politics of pleasure and resistance in her practice. Most recently, Frank curated a two-year project, developed in collaboration with the Amsterdam based gallery Framer Framedtitled Re(as)sisting Narratives, which explores the relationship between South Africa and the Netherlands. Themes such as memory, trauma, the body and resistance are central to the exhibition.

Chandra Frank will be in discussion with guests on PASS in Amsterdam on Monday 12 December from 14:00 – 15:00.

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PASS in Amsterdam: Akinbode Akinbiyi

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Akinbode Akinbiyi is a Nigerian Berlin-based photographer, curator and writer. Akinbiyi has worked  as a photographer since 1974, focusing on photojournalism and architectural and cultural photography in African megacities. He has documented scenes from Johannesburg, Lagos, Kinsasha, Dakar and Douala; bringing viewers closer to urban life on the continent: from the banal everyday occurrences to the increasing profusion of high-rises. In 2016, Akinbiyi’s work was published in the catalogue of Kenyan photographer Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Always, in Spite of Everything. …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Jimmy Rage

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Femi Dawkins aka Jimmy Rage is a Jamaican-born visual artist, poet and musician based in Amsterdam. As a multi-disciplinary artist, Jimmy Rage is interested in the nature of fractured narratives and autobiographical tales that cross borders, and imagines our identities as “open-ended loops feeding backwards and forwards”, rather than linear stories with clear endings. Jimmy Rage wrote and starred in The Afro Galactic Dream Factory, an ‘Afrotechno vocal symphony’ that was staged in Cape Town in 2013. Rage also Screams Through …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Vo Trong Nghia

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Vo Trong Nghia is an award-winning Vietnamese architect on a mission to transform Vietnam’s attitudes towards urban spaces through his ‘green’ designs. Known as a bamboo building master, Nghia has a penchant for intricate and environmentally-friendly buildings into which he integrates contemporary design with inexpensive, local materials and traditional skills. Nghia is one of the 2016 Prince Claus Laureates and will be on PASS in Amsterdam, alongside Kunle Adeyemi and Lesley Lokko, on Tuesday 13 December from 15:00 – 16:00.  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Nana Adusei-Poku

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Nana Adusei-Poku is a Research Professor in Visual Culture at Rotterdam University and Guest Lecturer in Media Arts and Master Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Zurich. Her research interests are in cultural studies, visual culture, black diaspora art history, postcolonial and critical race theory, and queer of color critique. With an interest in expanding the means of knowledge production, Adusei-Poku is developing collaborative performance lectures that experiment with the realm of the aesthetic in order to counter classical academic notions …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Ato Malinda

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Ato Malinda is a Kenyan performance artist living and working in Rotterdam. Her works consist of performance, drawing, painting, installation, video, and ceramic object-making. Through her diverse practice, Malinda investigates the hybrid nature of African identity and contesting notions of authenticity. In addition, she focuses on gender and female sexuality. She is inspired by the rarely told stories of LGBTQ communities. Ato Malinda will be on PASS in Amsterdam on Monday 12 December from 15:00 -15:30 In this performance, Mourning a Living …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Orpheu The Wizard

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Orpheu The Wizard is musically curious, inviting his audiences to be so too. Amsterdam based DJ, designer and co-founder of Red Light Radio, Orpheu is as versatile as he is diverse, always combining an eclectic mix of cosmic beats in his sets. Orpheu The Wizard will play live on PASS in Amsterdam on Sunday 11 December from 17:00 – 18:00  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Redmond Radio

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Redmond Amsterdam is a non-profit collective of women of color intersectional feminists who produce radioshows, as well as host public events that bring people together to share stories, connect and challenge injustices in representation and policies. Employing spoken word and poetry, music, writing and art, Redmond offers witty and critical response to mainstream media, pop culture and politics. The radioshow Redmond started out as an independent production under Roet In Het Eten, a Dutch media collective, and is now produced independently …  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Kunle Adeyemi

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Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect, designer, urbanist, and founder and principal of NLÉ, an architecture and urbanism practice based in Amsterdam. Adeyemi will be on PASS in Amsterdam in conversation with Vo Trong Nghia and Lesley Lokko on Tuesday 13 December 15:00 – 16:00. His recent work includes the ‘Makoko Floating School’, prototype, floating structure located on the lagoon of Lagos, Nigeria. This acclaimed project is part of an extensive research project – ‘African Water Cities’.  ( continue reading

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PASS in Amsterdam: Apitchatpong Weerasethakul

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter,film producer and founder of Kick the Machine Films studio. An unlikely political filmmaker, his works deal with memory and subtly addressed social issues. Weersathakul is an artist whose mesmerising, viscerally affective and intellectually powerful films show us a different way of being in the world. He is deeply intrigued with his own experiences and surrounds, having filmed all of his features to date within Thailand. Radically rejecting dramatic formulas and Hollywood …  ( continue reading

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