We look forward to curating and organising the council titled Avant-garde. Vanguard. Tirailleur. A programme that draws attention to a very important and little-discussed but contested, violent entangled history of between France and its colonies: the history of ‘Les Tirailleurs’. In this council, we will pursue sonsbeek20→24’s framework Force Times Distance: On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies with artists, curators, activists, thinkers, and other practitioners within other geographies and other socio-political realities by reflecting on shared histories and the ways these histories interlink Netherlands with France and their colonies and contemporary societies.
More information on the programme and location will follow in two weeks, keep an eye on this page.