is a curated online space bringing WORLD to HOME/DAI and DAI/HOME to WORLD. Students, alumni, tutors, partners and comrades are most welcome to send their announcements (visual+text separate from each other) to: WORLD@dutchartinstitute.eu
Gayatri Kodikal (DAI, 2020) contributes to a special convening of artists, writers, ecologists, thinkers, curators, activists, and other art practitioners, all of whom, in their disparate practices, consider the forest as both fact and metaphor, at once life form and a kind of epistemology. Titled Genders of the Forests, and held on 24 and 25 May 2023, the symposium will examine the various forms our ecological relationships with forests take, from language-making and care and pedagogy to human-nonhuman communication, at once nonbinary and myriad in possibility. Convened by the Institute Art Gender Nature.
"Conjuring a forked temporality that scrambles the polarity between nostalgia and militancy, Between Circles and Constellations comprises several video installations which revisit each other’s circuitous stories, the iterations thereof rippling through the MACBA space, intersecting in a mutually reinforcing dynamic. Between Syria, Ghana, France, and Greece, present and past ebb and flow, much the same as the colonial legacies of capital outflows deplete the resources of southern nations and prevent their development, only to reappear in Europe as the alleged threat of undocumented labor. In this sense, and by saying that history is not a straight story, Khalili’s artistic proposition articulates a political project, whose content tells us the way forward branches out into the past. Curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose and Hiuwai Chu, Between Circles and Constellations is also the first exhibition of Dyangani Ose’s program, and sets the tone for a tenure that will focus on non-hegemonic discourses, forgotten figures, and counter-histories." Read the full text of COUNTER HISTORIES (about Bouchra Khalili's exhibition at MACBA which lasts till the 21st of May, 2023) by DAI theory tutor Ana Teixeira Pinto for Mousse Magazine. Find the link here.
Ghalya Saadawi, esteemed theory tutor at the DAI since 2018, has been shortlisted for the 2023 Fitzcarraldo Editions/Mahler & LeWitt Studios Essay Prize for the best proposal for a book-length essay by a writer resident in the UK & Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal. In addition, the winner will have the opportunity to spend up to three months in residency at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy, to work on their book, which will then be published by Fitzcarraldo Editions. “Between October and November” is an essay on time and loss under an extended, capitalist modernity, on what we keep and what is taken away. The essay has its beginnings in a letter to a friend, in which Saadawi wrote about political family histories, fashion and music’s retromania, globalisation and postmodernity, postponement of writing, childhood powers. Written in fragments and digressions that weave cultural criticism, family memoir and life writing, this essay additionally probes the cultural obsession with the past and its continued eruption in the present, mourning, foreclosed revolutionary legacies and their tenacity, and the contradictions of capitalist destruction and tradition.