2014 – POSSESSION: Art Power and Black Womanhood At New Shelter Plan – Copenhagen – Denmark

 

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Performance “Kalunga Unspoken” by Luanda Carneiro Jacoel

Text by Sueli Carneiro

Live music: Åsmund Kaupang

At New Shelter Plan – Copenhagen – Denmark

Travel support of FFUK– Fund for Performing Artists (Norway)

Photos: Sasha Huber and Michelle Eistrup

POSSESSION: Art Power and Black Womanhood

Curated by Dr Temi Odumosu

Artists: Liliana Angulo Cortés, Florine Demosthene, Jeannette Ehlers, Michelle Eistrup, Sasha Huber, Ayana V Jackson, Luanda Carneiro Jacoel, Patricia Kaersenhout, Ope Lori, Hellen Nabukenya, Eneida Sanches, and Mary Sibande.

Possession showcases the work of 12 international Black women artists, whose work explores multiple concepts of being and belonging. Through deeply personal expressions these artists reflect on Black womanhood as a dynamic archive of knowledge, formed of flesh, spirit and memory. In mixed media practices and against the backdrop of their own biographies, they offer rare and beautiful insights into what it means to travel with this identity through public and private spaces, to dare to speak where voices are often subdued or silenced, and to honour ancestral inheritances as creators of art.