Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, En Rachâchant, 1982 / video still / KADIST collection
Jun 7–30, 2024
Paris, France

How can speech practices that trouble official languages disrupt the established social order and open up other configurations? Do they have the potential to impact the way we look or act? Its title pays tribute to Alice Becker-ho, a linguist associated with the Situationist International, known for her interest in the lexicons of gypsies and Roma. Within this framework, the program will take place over three consecutive events hosting the proposals by choreographer Simon Asencio on the collective writing and listening of jargon ballads (June 15); by artist Pedro G. Romero on the heritages and filiations of flamenco languages (June 22); and by artist and curator Fatma Cheffi on trap and rap experimentations from a decolonial lens (June 29).

An exhibition gathering devices, KADIST collection pieces and other invited artworks will provide a scenography to dialogue with the events, absorbing the residues and traces left behind by each activation under the form of a spatial palimpsest.

Bastardie continues and further expands the ethos driving A Convening of Civic Poets – presented in late 2023 at KADIST Paris – by delving into language experimental practices and their capacity to challenge deep-rooted norms. The exploration of these multifarious linguistic practices and the tactics of social enunciation, cultural imagination, and collective (re)definition they advance constitutes a cycle of research at KADIST Paris, materializing different renditions of the inquiry through our programmes and collaborations.

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    Mar 7 – Oct 14, 2024
    Fondazione Prada
    Milan, Italy

    Curated by Mia Locks, Miranda July: New Society is the first solo museum exhibition dedicated to Miranda July’s work. Spanning three decades, from the early 1990’s until today, the exhibition includes early short films, performance, and multimedia installations. The exhibition debuts F.A.M.I.L.Y (Falling Apart Meanwhile I Love You), a multi-channel video installation July made in collaboration with seven strangers via Instagram. (more…)

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