BALTIC Bites: Barby Asante

Archive Shelf Location BALTIC2019M
Publication Date 08 Apr 2019

Barby Asante’s work creates situations and spaces for conversation, collective thinking, ritual and re-enactment. Her projects are centred in performative actions, research and togetherness to think about contemporary geographies, race, gender and social justice; to articulate perspectives that critically reflect on the legacies of slavery and colonialism and to discuss how histories also inform the present.

The Declaration of Independence is a performative forum mirroring conference and assembly spaces used to negotiate treaties of independence, coalitions, trade deals, manifestos and policies.

Asante says: “I am bringing together groups of womxn of colour to reflect on how the political affects the personal and how cultural implications of historic declarations, policies and legislations impact on their lives; to consider the possibilities for collective actions for the future and to rethink our understanding of monumental moments in world history such as declarations of independence.”

Format BALTIC Bites
Related Artist Barby Asante
Month April 2019
Related Event Barby Asante: Declaration of Independence (23 February - 6 May 2019)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

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