is a curated online space bringing WORLD to HOME/DAI and DAI/HOME to WORLD. Students, alumni, tutors, partners, friends and comrades are most welcome to send their announcements (visual+text separate from each other) to: WORLD@dutchartinstitute.eu
Come and join our friends of the De Appel Curatorial Programme 2023 for three more gatherings in October ( on the 26, 27th and 29th). Marina Christodoulidou, Billy Fowo, Meghana Karnik, Eugene Hannah Park and Jean-Michel Mabruki Mussa were in attendance of the panel “Revisiting the Global 1960s” at Sharjah Biennial 15’s March Meeting, a series of presentations on new research about anticolonial struggle in the global south. A question from Kamran Ali, articulating the need to think through the topic in a post-1988 context, caught our attention. To paraphrase Ali: “What do we do with the so-called ‘melancholia of the left’? What are the [anticolonial] politics being thought through today? Is it a productive melancholia we have to work with?” Panelist Zeina Maasri answered: “We need an aesthetics of hope.”
MEANWHILE IN GERMANY ~ "Botox McCarthyism". Frankfurter Buchmesse ~ cancellation of the award ceremony for the author Adania Shibli (DAI guest tutor in 2012-2013 ) due to ‘war started by Hamas’. Documenta decries Indonesian collective ruangrupa (regular guesttutors at DAI in 2015 and 2016, later artistic directors of documenta fifteen in Kassel ) after scrutinizing social media "likes" for support of Palestine. And to top it all off: German Social Democratic Party leader Saskia Esken has boycotted a Bernie Sanders event over his supposedly anti-Israel statements. Bernie’s statement? “The targeting of civilians is a war crime, no matter who does it.” Find links to more information here.
We encourage you to follow LOCALES ~ a curatorial platform founded in Rome that addresses the complexity of contemporary urgencies starting from the political and social history of symbolic places in the city and their local communities. LOCALES aims to inspire a reflection on the public sphere through artistic practices. In 2023, they presented the first edition of If Body, curated by Sara Alberani (DAI, 2025) and Marta Federici. It's a public visual and performing arts program that focuses on the body as an artistic language and learning methodology based on experience and participation.