SC Conversations: Matter of Critique Part IV

    PART 1: CATPC Briefing (0:00) Matthieu Kilapi Kasiama, CATPC Eléonore Hellio, CATPC Els Roelandt, KASK/School of Arts, Ghent

    PART 2: The Repatriation of the White Cube to the Plantation (41:20) Renzo Martens, Institute for Human Activities

    PART 3: Respondents (1:04:07) Ariella Azoulay, Brown University Simon Gikandi, Princeton University David Joselit, The Graduate Center, City University of New York Michael Taussig, Columbia University

    PART 4: Discussion and Q&A (2:07:00)

    Moderated by Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter Interpretation throughout by Nkumu Katalay This foundational conversation on the Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (CATPC) will provide an overview of CATPC activities and collaborators in Congo and within the international contemporary art world. Looking closely at the works of individual artists of the group, panelists will address the stakes of self-representation in artwork made by CATPC members and their economic implications, notably with respect to the methods of production, circulation and publicity that are integral to the meaning and reception of the works. The final part of the discussion includes responses by a group of scholars whose work addresses the issues and questions engaged by CATPC -- as a lived reality, as well as a discursive proposal. Topics will include the history of plantation economies and their role today, the potential of art for social and economic change, institution building and collectivity, and the politics of representation. Program date: January 29, 2017 Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise (Congolese Plantation Workers Art League) January 29 - March 27, 2017 SculptureCenter, New York Curated by SculptureCenter Curator Ruba Katrib Exhibition information: