iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) in partnership with aabaakwad (it clears after a storm) raises the question of, ‘What is nation?’ with artists Sonia Boyce, Zineb Sedira, Stan Douglas and Yuki Kihara chaired by iniva artistic director Sepake Angiama. The conversation is part of DRIFT– a post-national digital pavilion that troubles the notion of working within the constructions of nation and nationhood. This pavilion forms part of the European Pavillion project, a network of European arts and cultural organisations that radically reimagines Europeaness, through artistic and educational projects.
What is nation? opens up the possibility to think beyond boundaries and borders of land and water, thinking through what is carried in the body to m/otherlands, to disperse diasporas, forge post-national imaginaries, identities, communities & formations of new fluid subjectivities. We ask the artists presenting in the 59th Venice Biennale, ‘what does it mean to represent a nation?’
iniva will be taking questions from remote and in-person audiences via Twitter on the day. Follow the conversation and send us your questions by tagging @iniva_arts on Twitter and adding the hashtag #whatisnation.
DRIFT– a post-national digital pavilion is part of the European Pavilion: an initiative by the European Cultural Foundation that aims to support and promote artistic projects that imagine desirable and sustainable futures for Europe.