Opening Event: Non è Più Tempo di Negare

This event is part of
Regarding Colonies
Project
Rhizome Cities
When
3—5 June 2022,
Where
Palermo

TIME FOR DENIAL IS OVER

Transnational Restitution Movement

curated by Studio Rizoma and GROUP50:50

3 – 5 June 2022, Palermo

Atrio Biblioteca Comunale di Casa Professa
Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

PROGRAM

Friday, 3 June 2022

On Restitution

15:00 – 17:00. Atrio Biblioteca Comunale di Casa Professa

Opening of the three-day talk series “On Restitution”, covering one of the three core areas of Rhizome Cities Network. A programme of political and cultural exchange starting from the current debate on the restitution of cultural heritage and involving artists, policy makers, researchers and activists from Africa and Europe. Introducing a broader notion of restitution, which can refer to tangible and intangible heritage as well as natural resources, we present and discuss decolonising artistic and political practices and interventions that have a potential to transform the relations between Europe and Africa via a renewed protagonism of Europe’s municipalities and their migrant communities.

With:

Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo

Eva-Maria Bertschy, Artistic director of Fondazione Studio Rizoma

Patrick Mudekereza, curator of Centre d’Art Waza Lubumbashi, Congo, and Fellow of Studio Rizoma

Bootcamp – FIRST SESSION: The Arduous Transformation of Institutions

17:00 – 20:00

Atrio Biblioteca Comunale di Casa Professa

Lesson#1 Parlons des Mensonges Institutionnels – Bénédicte Savoy, Art Historian, Berlin

Lesson#2 Qui est le Voleur? – Mwazulu Diyabanza, Political Activist, Paris

Lesson#3 Dealing with a Fragmented Heritage – Peju Layiwola, Visual Artist, Lagos

Lesson#4 Continuous Repositioning – Leone Contini, Artist and Anthropologist, Rome

Lesson#5 Radical Education – Sepake Angiama, Curator and Educator, London

20:30

Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Screening – You Hide Me – Nii Kwate Owoo

21:00

Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Concert – Live for the Ghosts – GROUP50:50

Saturday, 4 June 2022

10:00 – 13:00

Meet at Casa Professa

Walk – We Won’t Let Them Sleep in Peace: Connecting Colonial Traces to today’s Racism – Rete Anticoloniale Palermo

17:00 – 20:00

Atrio Biblioteca Comunale di Casa Professa

Bootcamp – SECOND SESSION: Speak to the Dead and the Spirits!

Lesson#6 Revisit the Past of Beauty – Christian Nyampeta, Visual Artist, London

Lesson#7 Aller-retour Dans le Monde Rituel – Hervé Youmbi, Visual Artist, Douala

Lesson#8 Returning the Dead as Humans and Citizens – Ciraj Rassool, Historian, Cape Town

Lesson#9 A Visit of the Mbuti People – Patrick Mudekereza, Curator, Lubumbashi

Lesson#10 The Unburied of the Cimitero Dei Rotoli – Caterina Pasqualino, Anthropologist and Filmmaker, Palermo / Paris

20:30 – 23:00

Complesso Monumentale Santa Chiara

Screening – Return: An Epic Journey – Rita Mukebu

Screening – Sometimes It Was Beautiful – Christian Nyampeta

Performance – Tamburi e Fantasmi – GROUP50:50, Kinshasa / Berlin / Palermo

23:00 – open end

Ciwara Ristorante Africano, Vucciria Market

Open Mic and Afterparty

Sunday, 5 June

13:00 – 16:00

Complesso Monumentale Santa Chiara

Lunch + Ceremony – Africa for Peace – Consulta delle Culture Palermo

17:00 – 20:00

Atrio Biblioteca Comunale di Casa Professa

Bootcamp – THIRD SESSION: Colonial Ghosts and Future Landscapes

Lesson#11 Abandoning and Re-connecting Heritage – Emilio Distretti, researcher, writer and educator, London / Basel

Lesson#12 Solanum Aethiopicum – Aterraterra, Artist and Farmer Collective, Palermo

Lesson#13 Who Owns the Forest? – Remy Zahiga, Climate Activist and Indigenous People Rights Advocate, Bukavu

Lesson#14 Past and Present Slaves – Alagie Jinkang, Researcher, Palermo

Lesson#15 Natural Heritage – Evelyn Acham, Climate Activist, Kampala

20:30 – 22:30

Complesso Monumentale di Santa Chiara

Screening – Il Corno Mancante – Leone Contini

Il Corno Mancante. Directed by Leone Contini, Milano, 2017 / 2018. 25 min.

Screening – Terra Inquieta – Chiara Ambrosio and Caterina Pasqualino

23:00 – open end, Alibi Club

Concert – Lord Spikeheart (Duma)

Concert – Ecko Bazz & STILL