POSTPONED – Poetry belongs to none
Screening & Conversation
14/10/23 4:30 pmFree
POSTPONED: Saturday’s event, Poetry belongs to none, will be postponed, as curator Adam HajYahia is unable to join us due to the current escalated violence against Palestinians in Palestine, particularly, the unfolding genocide in Gaza. We will announce a new date ASAP. You are welcome to visit the exhibition to view the works of Dina Mimi and Mona Benyamin, which were due to be screened during the event. We are open all weekend, 11am-6pm.
Join us for an afternoon of short films by Dina Mimi, Onyeka Igwe, Mona Benyamin, and New Red Order.
Poetry belongs to none celebrates the newly commissioned video works by Dina Mimi and Mona Benyamin, and positions them in conversation with films by artists Onyeka Igwe, and the New Red Order. By viewing these works side by side, and sometimes dialectically, the program seeks to examine the various political strategies and aesthetic mechanisms contemporary artists have been using to subvert colonial power structures from within. Selected for their singular approach in creating a unique visual language, we journey the films questioning the way images are deployed and the power of film as a medium.
The event will conclude with a conversation between Adam HajYahia and Onyeka Igwe.
Adam HajYahia is an independent writer, curator, and culture producer from Palestine. Adam’s current work and research focus on images and performativity in the revolutionary context of Palestine and the region, psychoanalysis and capitalism, as well as negative speculation and Marxist economics within contemporary art.
Onyeka Igwe is a London born, and based, moving image artist and researcher. Her work is aimed at the question: how do we live together? Not to provide a rigid answer as such, but to pull apart the nuances of mutuality, co-existence and multiplicity. Onyeka’s practice figures sensorial, spatial and counter-hegemonic ways of knowing as central to that task. For her, the body, archives and narratives- both oral and textual – act as a mode of inquiry that makes possible the exposition of overlooked histories.
This event curated by Adam HajYahia and runs in tandem with the exhibition In the shade of the sun.