Studio Jum'ah is a neo-diasporic (re)imagining of the muslim Friday prayer, as a site of contemporary art production vis-a-vis sacred devotion. It provides an opportunity to pray and create art as part of the same act; through a collaborative process, which takes its inspiration from Nasreddin Hodja - the Wise Fool of Islamic tradition. Participants will have a chance to explore how artistic practice can engage with religious ritual, so as to transform the latter into a co-authored experience.Read More
Standing Block brings together ten performance artists shifting the space of a disused mechanics workshop into inhabited dialogues. The presenting artists converse at intersections of social and linguistic structures, transferred presence and latent physicality. The evening of performance is organised by Lincoln Projects, a company set up by artist JJ Lincoln in order to activate void spaces and provide temporary platforms for artistic expression.Read More
To mark the closing of the Diaspora Pavilion, seven of the exhibiting artists are returning to Venice to activate the site through a two-day programme of performances, tours, screenings and a round-table discussion on the 25th and 26th of November. The programme expands the narratives posed by the works in the exhibition and attempts to reflect on the context in which it was conceived and the conditions in which it functions.