Introduction nomadic program 2022
Thursday 31 March 2022
6 – 8 pm
Vleeshal Office (Map)
Curators: Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Thiago de Paula Souza
In Vleeshal’s brand new office we organised an intimate evening with our new curators of the nomadic program: Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza. This evening served as an introduction to their upcoming program, allowing our new curators to present insights into how their collaborative and individual practices frame their two year contribution to Vleeshal, which revolves around the core question: “How do we learn to love each other while we are embattled on so many fronts?”
The evening marked more than one new beginning, as it also inaugurated Vleeshal’s new office spaces around the corner of our exhibition space at Simpelhuisstraat 7 in Middelburg.
In 2015 Vleeshal kicked of its Nomadic Program, as an extension of its existing exhibition program in Middelburg. In its Nomadic Program Vleeshal goes on tour, organising exhibitions and other events in collaboration with venues in the Netherlands and abroad, such as Art Rotterdam, Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Spring Performance Festival, WIELS Art Book Fair, Brussels and Poppositions, Brussels.
How do we learn to love each other while we are embattled on so many fronts? is a series developed by Vleeshal's nomadic curators Nomaduma Rosa Masilela and Thiago de Paula Souza.
The title for this series is borrowed from Audre Lorde, writer and activist, who penned this question in 1984 in a journal entry written while she was living in Berlin, during which time she asked a litany of incisive existential questions about finding meaning in the face of uncertainty, despair, and psychic and physical vulnerability. Nomaduma and Thiago articulate their nomadic program of 2022-2023 around this question. The devotion of Audre Lorde to create international feminist political networks of camaraderie reflects the core concerns of their program. Nomaduma and Thiago similarly ask questions of how does one teach or share, how does one survive, how does one empower others, how does one fight, how does one repair, how does one nourish, as the core foundations of their collaborative curatorial practice.