PUBLIC PROGRAM One month after being known in that island

An extensive public programming for the exhibition will take place concurrently in Basel and the Caribbean to promote opportunities for engagement and conversation between both regions. 


AUGUST 2020


Guided Tours
Held in collaboration with the University of Basel.

German
August 29 | 14h

Please note that each tour will be limited to fifteen people and that face masks are mandatory. To sign up in advance for a tour, please email: c.wiese@kbhg.ch


SEPTEMBER 2020


Film Series at the Stadtkino Basel

September 20 | 10h
Zetwal directed by Gilles Elie-Dit-Cosaque

Gilles Elie-Dit-Cosaque’s 2008 film Zetwal marks the opening of the film program. Zetwal is a playful, semi-fictionalized account of a one-man space program in Martinique in the 1970s. The film mixes fact and fiction, highlighting the medium’s inability to render the “real” and opening up the relationship and discussion between fact and fiction. In Zetwal, space travel is used to showcase a sense of presence and being, rather than the better known “race to the moon,” as a display of power and superiority. In Elie-Dit-Cosaque’s film and video work, made in the French West Indies—his parents’ home of origin—he employs further strategies such as animation and reenactment to playfully tackle heavy subject matter and topics such as death rituals and Creolization. This mischievous address of post-colonialism offers an open alternative to any singular historical narrative.

Ticket reservation: c.wiese@kbhg.ch
Stadtkino Basel | Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel
Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening.

Guided Tours
Held in collaboration with the University of Basel.

German
September 12 | September 26 | 14h
September 18 | 17h
English
September 03 | September 17 | 17h
French
September 16 | 17h

Please note that each tour will be limited to fifteen people and that face masks are mandatory. To sign up in advance for a tour, please email: c.wiese@kbhg.ch

Ways of working in the Karayib
September 24
Online

Using the idea of the exhibition as a tool for connections, a series of meetings
between the eleven artists in the exhibition and the curators will be made public. The conversations will start with their ways of working and revolve around the axes of the exhibition, encompassing resistance, autonomy, time, and the Caribbean gaze. The intention is to promote spaces where reflection on different practices and an introduction to all active participants of the show takes place–inviting the public to investigate the various ways of working of the invited artists. The result of each cycle of conversations will be collected in texts and articles, acting as a “memory” of the meetings, which will be published online.

Space of Sound

September 12 | 17h to 19h

With the collaboration of Radio X, a selection of interviews, sound interventions, acoustic performances, and DJ sets will be broadcast throughout the exhibition’s duration. DJs from the Caribbean diaspora will host live sessions from the exhibition space, on Radio X.


Alpha Caribe

September 15
Online

In collaboration with La Usurpadora, founded by María Isabel Rueda and Mario Alberto Llanos Luna, La Usurpadora will feature a new channel inviting eight artists: Carlos María Romero (Colombia), Enerolisa Núñez (Dominican Republic), Orestes Hernandez (Cuba), Katrina Coombs (Jamaica), Mafalda Mondestín (Haiti), Nelson González (Aruba), José Castrellon (Panama), and A k u z u r u (Trinidad & Tobago). The project, Alpha Caribe, serves as an exercise showcasing songs, whose lyrics and sounds are essential when building rhythms of life that are transmitted in different revolutions, as alternatives that distort the proposed philosophical and academic discourses from and outside the Caribbean.


OCTOBER 2020


Film Series at the Stadtkino Basel

October 13 | 19h
Carpinteros / Woodpeckers directed by José Maria Cabral

José Maria Cabral’s 2017 Carpinteros / Woodpeckers is a feature film centered on Julian Sosa, a man caught between his Haitian roots and the life he’s created on the other side of the island of Hispaniola. The film gets its name from a curious sign language designed by both male and female inmates in the Najayo and La Victoria prisons in order to exchange messages through the barred windows that separate the facilities. The level of complex ideas that can be expressed through carpinteando is shocking; the form of communication takes its name from behavior typical to woodpeckers themselves. José Maria Cabral is a Dominican film director, screenwriter, and producer, and is considered one of the most important directors of the Dominican Republic. He has directed seven feature films, and is recognized as the first Dominican to be selected by the Sundance Film Festival with his movie Carpinteros. His films have been shown at the Guadalajara Film Festival and Miami Film Festival, among others, and was selected as the Dominican entry for best foreign language Oscar for the 85th Academy Awards.

Ticket reservation: c.wiese@kbhg.ch
Stadtkino Basel | Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel
Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening.


Family Day

October 25
11 to 18h

Swiss-Dominican chef Olivier Bur will immerse you and your family into the fascinating and delightful world of Caribbean cuisine. Cooking with regional ingredients, combined with Caribbean spices and cooking techniques, learn how to make Dominican dumplings. Tours and child-friendly workshops will be held throughout the day.

Please be aware that spaces are limited; to register please email: c.wiese@kbhg.ch.

Guided Tours held in collaboration with the University of Basel.

German
October 10 | October 24 | 14h
English
October 01 | October 29 | 17h
French
October 15 | 17h

Please note that each tour will be limited to fifteen people and that face masks are mandatory. To sign up in advance for a tour, please email: c.wiese@kbhg.ch

Ways of working in the Karayib
October 22
Online

Using the idea of the exhibition as a tool for connections, a series of meetings
between the eleven artists in the exhibition and the curators will be made public. The conversations will start with their ways of working and revolve around the axes of the exhibition, encompassing resistance, autonomy, time, and the Caribbean gaze. The intention is to promote spaces where reflection on different practices and an introduction to all active participants of the show takes place–inviting the public to investigate the various ways of working of the invited artists. The result of each cycle of conversations will be collected in texts and articles, acting as a “memory” of the meetings, which will be published online.


Makenzy Orcel : Art in the Caribbean; Introduction to the Haitian Literature
October 28

Conference: 18:15 – 20h
Guided Tour: 17:15h
The event will be held in French

In collaboration with Alliance Française and Société d’études française, Bâle.

Makenzy Orcel, one of the young poets and novelists of the French-speaking
Caribbean, will present a panorama of the arts and letters of his native country, Haiti. Several of his texts, including Les Immortelles and L’Ombre animale, have received critical acclaim. Orcel is the 2016 recipient of the Prix Louis Guilloux and the Prix Littérature-Monde.
To register please email: regazzoni@intergga.ch

Space of Sound

October 03 | 17h to 19h
October 31 | 17h to 19h

With the collaboration of Radio X, a selection of interviews, sound interventions, acoustic performances, and DJ sets will be broadcast throughout the exhibition’s duration. DJs from the Caribbean diaspora will host live sessions from the exhibition space, on Radio X.


Alpha Caribe

October 15
Online

In collaboration with La Usurpadora, founded by María Isabel Rueda and Mario Alberto Llanos Luna, La Usurpadora will feature a new channel inviting eight artists: Carlos María Romero (Colombia), Enerolisa Núñez (Dominican Republic), Orestes Hernandez (Cuba), Katrina Coombs (Jamaica), Mafalda Mondestín (Haiti), Nelson González (Aruba), José Castrellon (Panama), and A k u z u r u (Trinidad & Tobago). The project, Alpha Caribe, serves as an exercise showcasing songs, whose lyrics and sounds are essential when building rhythms of life that are transmitted in different revolutions, as alternatives that distort the proposed philosophical and academic discourses from and outside the Caribbean.

NOVEMBER 2020

Film Series at the Stadtkino Basel

November 08 | 10h
Nocturne directed by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Igna directed by Sandra Vivas

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz’s 2014 film Nocturne, shot over ten days (mostly at night) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, considers material and poetic transformation— in dreams, in darkness, through objects or ideas. Daphne Menard appears in Nocturne singing a traditional Haitian song about a young man who goes off to buy coffee and is arrested by police. Guy Régis Jr.’s mother, an assiduous lottery player, describes her lottery dreams and the common system for deciphering their codes. Two young theater students from ENARTS, Portau- Prince’s art school, rehearse a speech written for the occasion. Beatriz Santiago Muñoz is an artist based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her work combines aspects of ethnography and theater to create film and video projects that describe subjects including anarchist communities, the relationship between artwork and work, and post-military land.

Igna is a film by Sandra Vivas that tells the story of the resilience of onehanded, yet epically unchallenged, Ignatius Mitchel, aka Igna, an unassuming father of four, volunteer marine teacher, environmental activist, and Dominica’s best boat mechanic. Vivas is a video and performance artist with strong conceptual influences, questioning clichés about identity and the structure of power in relationships. Vivas works with multiple media, including drawing, painting, video, live performances, and most recently film. She has shown extensively in Venezuela and is recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of performance art as well as on feminism.

Ticket reservation: c.wiese@kbhg.ch
Stadtkino Basel | Klostergasse 5, 4051 Basel
Doors open 30 minutes prior to screening.


Family Day

November 08
11 to 18h

Swiss-Dominican chef Olivier Bur will immerse you and your family into the fascinating and delightful world of Caribbean cuisine. Cooking with regional ingredients, combined with Caribbean spices and cooking techniques, learn how to make Dominican dumplings. Tours and child-friendly workshops will be held throughout the day.

Please be aware that spaces are limited; to register please email: c.wiese@kbhg.ch.

Ways of working in the Karayib
November 19
Online

Using the idea of the exhibition as a tool for connections, a series of meetings
between the eleven artists in the exhibition and the curators will be made public. The conversations will start with their ways of working and revolve around the axes of the exhibition, encompassing resistance, autonomy, time, and the Caribbean gaze. The intention is to promote spaces where reflection on different practices and an introduction to all active participants of the show takes place–inviting the public to investigate the various ways of working of the invited artists. The result of each cycle of conversations will be collected in texts and articles, acting as a “memory” of the meetings, which will be published online.

Alpha Caribe

November 15
Online

In collaboration with La Usurpadora, founded by María Isabel Rueda and Mario Alberto Llanos Luna, La Usurpadora will feature a new channel inviting eight artists: Carlos María Romero (Colombia), Enerolisa Núñez (Dominican Republic), Orestes Hernandez (Cuba), Katrina Coombs (Jamaica), Mafalda Mondestín (Haiti), Nelson González (Aruba), José Castrellon (Panama), and A k u z u r u (Trinidad & Tobago). The project, Alpha Caribe, serves as an exercise showcasing songs, whose lyrics and sounds are essential when building rhythms of life that are transmitted in different revolutions, as alternatives that distort the proposed philosophical and academic discourses from and outside the Caribbean.

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