Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Defiance In/As Radical Love: Soliciting Friction Zones and Healing Spaces
Followed by a conversation with Lauren Cornell and Niels Van Tomme
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung’s keynote kicks off a two-day workshop and exchange between students and staff from De Appel Curatorial Programme (Amsterdam), Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (New York), and Valand Academy (Göteborg) at K,. The program continues on 7 June 2018 with Paul B. Preciado at Bard College Berlin.
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung is an independent art curator 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 is currently guest professor in curatorial studies at the Städelschule Frankfurt. He was curator-at-large for documenta 14, and is a guest curator of the 2018 Dak’Art Biennale in Senegal. Recent curatorial projects include: We have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal — of, with, towards, on Julius Eastman, SAVVY Contemporary, 2018; That, Around Which the Universe Revolves: On Rhythmanalysis of Memory, Times, Bodies in Space, SAVVY Contemporary, Hebbel am Ufer, Kampnagel, a.o., 2016–18; 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; Unlearning the Given: Exercises in Demodernity and Decoloniality, SAVVY Contemporary, 2016.