Encounters between art and philosophy
Film in English, with subtitles in Portuguese.
The discussion will be in English, with simultaneous translation to Portuguese.
The 1970 documentary film is an encounter with writer James Baldwin, one of the most prominent figures in 20th-century American literature. Passing through several iconic areas of Paris, where Baldwin lived at the time, the film crew seeks to portray the author leaving aside the political activism that has always been at the basis of his work.
Baldwin is unhappy with the situation and the result is a fascinating and often uncomfortable confrontation between the writer and the filmmakers, in which Baldwin reflects on the ideas of revolution and colonialism. The writer also talks about his condition as a black expatriate in Europe, particularly in France.
Image: Still from the film Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris (1970), by Terence Dixon
Kerstin Stakemeier is an educator (Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg), writer and exhibitions organiser who mostly works collaboratively. Illiberal Arts and Illiberal Lives, conceived with Anselm Franke, opened at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, in 2021, and at Ludwig Forum Aachen, in 2023, respectively. With Bill Dietz she realised Universal Receptivity (2021) a seminar and publication, with M. Ammer, E. Birkenstock, J. Nachtigall and S. Weber the exhibition series and journal Class Languages (2017/18). Together with Nachtigall she recently co-authored a special issue on the work of Lu Märten for October Magazine (2022) and with Marina Vishmidt she wrote Reproducing Autonomy (2016). With the latter she is currently working on a second book. Stakemeier’s monograph Entgrenzter Formalismus: Verfahren einer antimodernen Ästhetik was published in 2017 by b_books PoLYpen.
Sarah Lewis-Cappellari (Dominican Republic/USA) is a curator, dramaturg, educator, and PhD candidate in Performance Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her work deals with the interaction between performance, contemporary art, colonial visual economies and black culture. In Berlin, she completed a master’s degree in the Art in Context programme at the University of Arts Berlin and collaborated with the Mobile Academy Berlin, an art and science collective, as one of the main curators and researchers. Sarah Lewis-Cappellari has researched and worked with collaborative artistic practices as a member of the performance collective LEWIS FOREVER, with performances at Performance Space 122 and the New Museum (both in New York). As an independent member, he has collaborated with SOIT, whose presentations include: Agora (Brussels), Sophiensaele (Berlin) and Tanzhaus NRW (Düsseldorf).
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