What could “décoloniser les arts” (decolonizing the arts) possibly signify: with which methodologies? Which practices are to be developed?
During the conference, Françoise Vergès presents some of the practices that she has developed all while remaining faithful to the idea that decolonization is a process.
The open exchanges during this conference are extended to the following day, and take the form of a roundtable, at Le Cube -independent art room. This roundtable is an open space for dialogue, bringing together artists, curators, historians, researchers, students and citizens to reflect on different points tackled during the conference. The purpose is to discuss together and collectively propose new strategies and research methodologies.
This meeting is organized in partnership with l’Institut Français du Maroc, Centre Jacques Berque and the chair Migrations, Mobilities, Cosmopolitsm of the political sciences stream at the Université Internationale de Rabat. It is part of travelling narratives, a regional program of art and research, initiated by Le Cube, that aims at encouraging interactions between cultural operators in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania and Libya.
Through the organization of a cycle of residencies, exhibitions, screenings, meetings, workshops and conferences, this project strives to cross and connect micro-stories from North Africa in order to discover and disseminate endogenous stories of these territories and to collectively imagine new social and cultural utopias from these alternative narratives.
Travelling narratives is supported by AFAC – The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, the Goethe-Institut Marokko, the Institut Français du Maroc, the Centre Jacques Berque and the Ministry of Culture and Communication in Morocco. The program is carried out in partnership with Townhouse, Les Ateliers Sauvages, مؤسسة ورق للفنون – WaraQ art foundation and the cultural space Diadie Tabara Camara.