“It is perhaps the great discomfort of those trying to silence the world to discover that we have voices sealed inside our heads, voices that with each passing day, grow even louder than the clamor of the world outside.” ― Edwidge Danticat
It is impossible not to relate the curatorial framework of sonsbeek20→24 to the present moment, as much as it is impossible to not connect the present moment to our entangled histories, to a multitude of voices, sounds, and ripples.
force times distance: on labour and its sonic ecologies
A glimpse into the web of reflections and associations that gave way to sonsbeek20→24, by artistic director Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.
a playlist is a curatorial narrative
This playlist is a sonic quilt, an invitation to listen together. We firmly believe that there isn’t any better way to introduce sonsbeek than to start sharing mixtapes with you.
A freewheelin’ talk on the relation between music, poetics, and labour between Amal Alhaag, Kodwo Eshun, and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung took place online...
Our film programme introduces you features glimpses into the work of artists and filmmakers who will be part of the exhibition and our public programme in 2021.
the rhythms and silences of ruptures
"Film is: a quest for some kind of meaning, some purpose, for signs of beauty and life" A conversation between curator Aude Mgba and Hira Nabi, director of El Retorno (2016), about the return to the not-so-normal.
THEY THE THEM ARE WE presents alvaro's fields
Nástio Mosquito, in a newly commissioned piece for the occasion, takes the listeners on a rumination around the self and the many “I’s” that are woven in its texture...
Shenece Oretha’s reworked iteration of the live performance ‘Here, Present’ is an exercise in remembrance for sonsbeek.
home office stories
home office story by flavia dzodan
Flavia Dzodan offers insight into her home office and how labour and the domestic are informed through colonialism and reshaped through our contemporary use of technology.