Future Voices

Saturday april 2nd 16.00h

Stationskwartier
Over the past years the art field has become increasingly self-referential. Social movements such as Black Lives Matter, #MeToo and queer rights activists, as well as the pandemic have exposed weak spots and forced art professionals and art-presenting institutions to critically scrutinize and reinterpret their practice. As we move towards a ‘new normal’, so does the art world, and in this new normal marginalized voices appear louder than ever before. By rethinking once essential categories like sexuality and identity, the body and its relationships, biological determinism, biopolitics, material assemblages and allegiances, we speculate about queer, BIPOC futures in art.

This evening we explore the questions: how do queer methodologies and perspectives shed light on the world of media art and practices? What knowledge and input from queer theory, antiracism and decolonization has been overlooked until now? What can we learn from each other? This evening will be presented in collaboration with The Pink Cube (NL), a platform dedicated to the visibility and appreciation of queer art and culture, moderated by board-member Belinda Hak. We will be joined by LUNA Young Master Cas Thorsen and artist Katie Ceekay.

Guests

Belinda Hak

Belinda Hak

Teacher Minerva Groningen en Frank Mohr Instituut and board member of The Pink Cube

Belinda Hak (they/them) studied fine arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy in and Arts and Culture Management at the Erasmus University, both in Rotterdam. They were curator of education at Kunstinstituut Melly and Kunsthalle Wien. They are currently a core lecturer at the Frank Mohr Institute and a board member of the Pink Cube, an organization dedicated to queer art and culture.
AIMÉE TERBURG

AIMÉE TERBURG

Artist, curator, freelance teacher

The Dutch-Surinamese artist Aimée Terburg (she/her) lives and works in Groningen. She graduated cum laude from Academie Minerva, and exhibits her work both (inter)nationally and regionally. In painting, drawing, murals and location specific works, she looks for the experience of a ‘sense of place’ in simplicity. The historical and (trans)cultural origins of graphic patterns. abstract painting and the experience of landscape are equal sources for her. Currently, Terburg is participating in the manifestation ‘Bittersweet Heritage’ as an artist and teacher.

Cas Thorsen

Cas Thorsen

Graphic designer and artist

Cas Thorsen (he/him) is a Dutch graphic designer, illustrator and artist based in The Hague, NL. He graduated in 2021 in Crossmedia Design at AKI ArtEZ in Enschede (NL).

With a contemporary eye and playful mindset, he conveys unique character through graphic design and (moving) image. He also likes to stretch the conventional by creating new iterations of beauty that bring impact and a fresh attitude.

Katie Ceekay

Katie Ceekay

Artist

Katie Ceekay (she/her) is a participatory and social-practice based artist from Dublin, Ireland, living and working in Groningen and the three Northern provinces. Her practice involves setting up critical discourse, thought-scape and embodiment platforms for groups, individuals and herself in both artistic and social contexts. These entry points explore various site-orientated, political, cultural, historical and participant-based material.