Since 2015 Contemporary And (C&) reflects and connects issues and information on international art from African perspectives.
At HAU, we will launch our new magazine C& América Latina in three languages (in Spanish, Portuguese, English) which focuses on the ties between Africa, Afro-Latin America and the Caribbean. Following the performance “We agreed not to die” by Jota Mombaça there will be a talk with the editors in chief Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba.
18:00 / HAU2 / 120 min Jota Mombaça: We agreed not to die (durational performance, admission at all times)
We Agreed Not To Die is a performance series inspired by the namesake work of Conceição Evaristo (A gente combinamos de não morrer. Olhos D’água, 2014), a brazilian fiction writer whose work addresses, through afro-diasporic lens, questions of violence, resilience and necropolitics, among many others. The performance consists in a task-oriented durational act, in which Jota Mombaça manufactures handcraft knives with precarious materials such as wood, shoelace and broken glass. A set of texts, names and songs follow the entire process, as a form of bringing into the space a multitude of voices that, through his own voice, reclaims their bodies, their memories and their modes of surviving in spite of captivity and death.
20:00/ HAU2 / ca. 90 min Talk with Julia Grosse, Yvette Mutumba and Jota Mombaça
An event by Contemporary And América Latina and HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and Goethe-Insitute.