What does it mean to belong? What masks, roles and characteristics do we take on to fit in? And where are we left when society moves monotonously with no room to stand out?
This is what the exhibition “The Art of Belonging to” aspires to examine.
With a ubiquitous approach to the vulnerability of the individual, the exhibition opens with a documentary sound universe balanced by filmmaker Sara Jordan. Isolated voices narrow the gap between us and them. Without being able to see them, we as receivers are devoid of expectations, and the connection to the spoken connects us as humans and pack species.
The trusted space is gathered and then taken apart in Benjamin Abana’s works, which with its tactility shows the individual’s fragmented journey from the isolated individual, its encounter with society to a hopeful liberation in the reflection of belonging.
The exhibition continues its openness in a joint talk, before it is re-enacted with the aim of re-inviting the audience into a universe whose life experiences of the participants they have now become more aware of.
*The exhibition is curated by Meleret Melanin in consultation with diversity consultant and documentarist Jennifer Maria Matos Tonndorff
Saturday 3. June in Xenon, Huset-Kbh
19.00 – 19.30: Doors open
19.30 – 20.00: Exhibition
20.00 – 20.30: Talk
20.30 – 21.00: Exhibition
21.00 – 23.00: Hangout in the foyer
The event is in Danish
Registration not required
1466 København K
Level-free access – yes
Handicap toilet – yes
Free for companion – yes