PARASITE RADIO: On Sunday September 11 2022 sonsbeek20->24 co-curator Aude Christel Mgba and host Raziyah Heath discussed with Elisa Nascimento the necessity for bringing back and sharing Black African heritage, legacy and knowledge in the fight for justice, commemoration and dignity. HERE YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE RECORDING OF THIS INSIGHTFUL CONVERSATION INTERSPERSED WITH BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL FRAGMENTS.
Parasite Radio invited social scientist, writer and researcher Elisa Larkin Nascimento, to share more insights on the wonderful work of IPEAFRO (Institute for Afro-Brazilian Research and Studies); an institution that was founded by the late Abdias Nascimento in 1981 upon his return to Brazil after 13 years of exile in the US. As director of IPEAFRO, Elisa Nascimento a.o. coordinates Abdias Nascimento’s archives and artistic collections.
Sedje Hémon. Imran Mir. Abdias Nascimento. Abstracting Parables presented by sonsbeek20→24, the international Arnhem based art manifestation, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam bring together three historical artistic positions, that of: Dutch-Jewish painter and composer Sedje Hémon (1923-2011), Afro-Brazilian painter, poet, essayist, dramatist and member of Parliament Abdias Nascimento (1914-2011), and Pakistani artist and designer Imran Mir (1950-2014). Abstracting Parables is conceived as a three-chapters exhibition that highlights the artists’ multifaceted oeuvres across geographies and histories, as parables that stretch forms and ideas, and become carriers of aesthetic, socio-political, spiritual, scientific, historic-economic discourses.