Indigo Waves and Other Stories:
Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora
WITH The artists Slimen El Kamel, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Lavanya Mani, Hildegard Kiel, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, and the curators Natasha Ginwala, Michelangelo Corsaro, Hajra Haider Karrar
Free Entry Donations welcome
ACCESS Our space is accessible by wheelchair
PERFORMANCE Sancintiya Mohini Simpson An Exhalation: Communicating With My Ancestors Through DNA and an Ocean Re-remembered
BAITHAK The artists Slimen El Kamel, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, Lavanya Mani, Hildegard Kiel (Dhow Countries Music Academy), and Sancintya Mohini Simpson in conversation with Michelangelo Corsaro and Hubert Gromny.
The Afrasian Sea is a reservoir of memory keeping and coded legacies of the Afrasian Diaspora. Over an afternoon, artists of the exhibition summon various forms of relationality: in their stories of art-making and research, they recall water-borne affiliations marked in material cultures, navigation, gustatory, aural and literary practices.
Taking the Afrasian Sea as a communal horizon, a common denominator and bridge, Indigo Waves and Other Stories: Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora explores manifold links between Asian and African worlds.
COLLABORATION This project is being developed in a partnership between SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; Gropius Bau, Berlin; Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town; VASL Artists’ Association, Karachi; and BLAK C.O.R.E. (Care of Radical Energy) at the University of Melbourne.
FUNDING The project is funded by Lottostiftung, Institut Français, and The Chartwell Trust, Aotearoa, New Zealand..