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Barby Asante: Declaration of Independence

Venue: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Date: Feb 23rd 2019 - May 5th 2019

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Price: Free


Barby Asante’s work creates situations and spaces for conversation, collective thinking, ritual and re-enactment. Her projects are centred in performative actions, research and togetherness to think about contemporary geographies, race, gender and social justice; to articulate perspectives that critically reflect on the legacies of slavery and colonialism and to discuss how histories also inform the present. The Declaration of Independence is a performative forum mirroring conference and assembly spaces used to negotiate treaties of independence, coalitions, trade deals, manifestos and policies.