The Artist Talk Show – 2 – Black Lives Matter
How art is a vehicle for resistance and a call for change
Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 4 p.m. (CEST)
The Artist Talk Show is a weekly talk show in which photographers, scientists, journalists and other guests discuss the theme of BredaPhoto 2020: ‘the best of times, the worst of times’. Each week, one topic will be discussed, using the work of photographers who exhibit at BredaPhoto 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. She meets with Lynnée Denise (American musician and writer). Lynee creates multi-dimensional and multi-sensory experiences that require audiences to critically rethink how the arts can contribute to solve social inequality. They discuss the theme of Black Live Matters and together with Adreinne Waheed and Kevin Osepa, they will reflect on the work of these artists.
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.