Wed, Mar 23 — Sat, Mar 26, 2022OCEANIC IMAGINARIES

Oceanic Imaginaries Conference Festival with guest curators Stefanie Hessler, Natasha Ginwala/Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung/Michelangelo Corsaro, Erika Balsom and Charl Landvreugd

design Mélanie Cot, Martina Vanini, Sigríður Hannesdóttir

March 23 - March 26, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 11:00-17:00 (Saturday 13:00-17:00)
Conference festival with lectures, screenings and performances.

Conference website:

Studium Generale & Rietveld Uncut present a four-day conference festival and exhibition of student works about thinking and making from and with the oceans.

Oceanic Imaginaries conceives the oceans as sensors that feel, create and connect. From an ecological point of view, the oceans are ‘critical zones’ that require radical changes in how we think and act. They are also troubling archives full of suppressed stories of transatlantic trade in enslaved people or boat people in the Mediterranean. But the oceans can also be experienced as immersive spaces of affect and liberation, in which new forms of being can emerge.

Guest curators Stefanie Hessler, Natasha Ginwala/Michelangelo Corsaro, Erika Balsom and Charl Landvreugd each put together a conference day:

March 23, Undercurrents. A Journey across Water, Soil, Bodies, Spirits, Technologies, and Time, curated by Stefanie Hessler
Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Julien Creuzet, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Josèfa Ntjam & Hugo Mir-Valette

March 24, Invocation #2: Markings and Moorings: Indigo Waves and Other Stories, curated by Natasha Ginwala / Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung with Michelangelo Corsaro,
Yvonne Adihambo Owuor, Clara Sukyoung Jo, Brook Andrew, Francesca Savoldi, Zahra Malkani & Syma Tariq, Köken Ergun, Yasmine Attoumane

March 25, Fluid Labours, curated by Erika Balsom
Ricardo Matos Cabo, Rebecca Meyers, Francisco Rodriquez, Hira Nabi

March 26, Imagining Liquification, curated by Charl Landvreugd
Charl Landvreugd, Joy Mariama Smith, Tarek Lakhrissi

Parallel to the conference, the exhibition Rietveld Uncut will take place in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Day Programmes

Entrance for students and staff from Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut is free. All students and staff are welcome. Interested people from outside the Rietveld are also welcome.

Guests from outside the Rietveld are welcome to purchase a day ticket directly at the Stedelijk Museum counters during the conference (limited seats available) Price: € 3,- (+ museum entrance fee) / € 3,- (+ Museumkaart) Guests can access the Rietveld Uncut exhibition with the regular entrance fee or with their Museumkaart.

Online reservations also possible:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Attendees are kindly advised to arrive at the beginning of each days conference or during breaks so as to secure a comfortable seat and not disturb the presentations.

The project website with more information about the programme and the guests will be launched soon!

Dominique Knowles, video still from Tahlequah, 2019