August 27. Poetry as technique. Reading by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Monday, August 27, 19:00
Poetry as technique
Reading by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

As part of our inquiry on the notion of technique, we are exploring a series of devices. One of the approaches we would like to think with about this topic is how technique can be considered a way of creating the infrastructure of common symbolic systems, being those institutions, cosmologies, or commonalities, just to name a few. Poetry in that sense is a well-known provider of images with which people can gather around its illuminations. We are interested in how, in many of the projects of Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, the title and the images spread craftily through his texts are verses coming from his reading of poems.

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, PhD (born in 1977 in Yaoundé, Cameroon) is an independent art curator, art critic, author and biotechnologist. He is founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary Berlin and editor-in-chief of SAVVY Journal for critical texts on contemporary African art. He was associate professor at Muesius University Kiel, and is currently guest professor in curatorial studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. He was curator-at-large for documenta 14, and was a guest curator of the 2018 Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal. As part of the Miracle Workers Collective, he will curate Finnish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2019. Recent curatorial projects include: Whose Land have I Lit on Now? Contemplations on the Notions of Hostipitality, SAVVY Contemporary, 2018; We have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal — of, with, towards, on Julius Eastman, SAVVY Contemporary, 2018; Every Time A Ear di Soun — a documenta 14 Radio Program, SAVVY Contemporary, 2017; The Conundrum of Imagination, Leopold Museum Vienna/ Wienerfestwochen, 2017; An Age of our Own Making in Holbæk, MCA Roskilde and Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen, 2016-17.

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