The Artist Talk Show - 2 - Black Lives Matter
How art is a vehicle for resistance and a call for change
Sunday, September 20, 2020
Moderator of Volume 2 is Ira Kip (theatre & film director, writer, storyteller and educator). Her performances aim to initiate conversations within communities about current themes.
Dandelion Eghosa is a non-binary visual artist who works with various visual media and focuses on everyday life in marginalized identities of the Afro-LGBTQ +- community in particular. With collages consisting of analogue processed photography, acrylic paint and embroidery, she wants to draw attention in this project to the experiences of African LGBT people. With this she makes a clear distinction between their desire for sexuality and their identity as self-expression and political autonomy.
The American Adreinne Waheed has photographed her environment since she was 13 years of age. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Fader. Above all, she is a collector of images that she took herself and images from archives. Her Waheed Photo Archive is a collection of archived images of African Americans dating back to the American Civil War to the present day. She wants to nuance and broaden the stereotypical image of black people in the media and emphasize the positive aspect of the black body and culture. Waheed is active as a photographer and image editor and she lives alternately in New York and Berkeley, California. The campaign image of BredaPhoto 2020 is a photo that is part of her series ‘Black Joy and Resistance’.
Kevin Osepa is a visual artist born and raised on the Dutch island of Curaçao and he is now based in the Netherlands. His work revolves around his identity and the Afro-Caribbean identity in a post-colonial world. His work attempts to sketch this identity. The stories he tells often have a very personal starting point and are always centered on the collective Afro-Caribbean identity. While the themes he explores are autobiographical, his work can also serve as a quasi-anthropological study. Using different (experimental) techniques, he creates visual stories that explore themes such as afro spirituality, sexuality, masculinity, decoloniality and family.