Forum - 'Calling it Home'
Wednesday 25 October 2023 at 17.00-19.00
The forum is an introduction to the performance festival Stateless Mind # 5 - Calling it Home, that takes place 25th-28th October at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Valby Kulturhus. The forum will engage in a discussion about the concept of 'home' in a globalized world, where cultures converge and identities intersect.
Born in Philippines, based in Copenhagen
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen is a Danish/Philippine international acclaimed performance artist, who has done exhibitions and performances internationally, among others at KIASMA Art Museum in Helsinki, Brooklyn Museum in New York, Tate Modern in London, Performa (performance festival) in New York, Venice Biennale, Thessaloniki biennale, Busan Biennale, The Drawing Room in Manila, Röda Sten in Gothenburg, and National Gallery in Singapore.
In Denmark where she is also in the collection at AROS Art Museum in Aarhus, SMK/National Gallery in Copenhagen, Nikolaj Kunsthal and Copenhagen Contemporary.
Cuenca Rasmussen is a professor in The Art Academy in Bergen, Norway.
Born in Vietnam, based in Stockholm
Nguyễn Thanh Thủy was born into a theatre family and was raised with traditional Vietnamese music from an early age in Hà Nội, Vietnam. She studied at the Hanoi Conservatory of Music where she received her diploma in 1998, followed by a Master of Arts at the Institute of Cultural Studies in 2003. She has received many distinctions including the First Prize and the Outstanding Traditional Music Performer Prize in the National Competition of Zither Talents in 1998. She has toured in Asia, Europe and the USA. Nguyễn Thanh Thủy has recorded several CD’s as soloist with orchestra and solo CDs. Between 2021-22 Nguyễn was an international postdoctoral research fellow at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and at the Institute of Arts, Faculty of Education Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her artistic research project Music and identity in diaspora was funded by the Swedish Research Council.
Born in Malaysia, based in Copenhagen
Amir is an interdisciplinary artist working with performance, video, installation, prints, paintings and text with recurring themes on identity and belonging. His art projects are often interactive and participative and his artistic practice is informed by extensive interdisciplinary research and engagement with diverse communities which includes migrants and indigenous people.
He originally studied Business at University of Conway Arkansas and University of Missouri Kansas City, USA and worked with advertisement before he changed his path into art. He has exhibited his work at Kuala Lumpur Biennale, National Art Gallery Malaysia, Museum of Contemporary art in Roskilde and National Art Gallery Singapore among others.
Amir has been based in Denmark since 2002, and is the co- founder of artist association Jambatan. He has organized and curated several exhibitions, which includes Port Perak’s Pera+Flora+Fauna at the 59th Biennale di Venezia 2022.
Born in Denmark, based in Copenhagen
She studied cultural anthropology and Indonesian at Copenhagen University and University Gajah Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She did her field studies in the Malaysian art society in Kuala Lumpur in 2004.
She has worked within the field of global education, museology, migration, tourism and cross-cultural communication. Among others she has collaborated with the Danish Immigrant museum, Mundu – Center for Global Education, the Danish Refuge Council and the Danish Red Cross.
As an independent public speaker, she gives talks on wide aspects of cultural history and works as a freelance tour leader in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Nordic countries.
Brazil / Denmark
Stateless Mind #3
History of _rt: Experimental mapping
In this presentation, Gabriel discussed some aspects of the experimental and collaborative project “History of _rt.” How may we radicalize the notion of Art and think differently about its official and unofficial (his)stories? How may we evaluate the limited perspectives of the official “History of Art” taught today, while also imagining alternatives? From mapping the normative to charting otherwise, this talk challenged the complex, relational articulation of art and history.