Traditionally art has been an important tool of resistance. Art has been an expression of what happens in society but also a source of inspiration for social movements. Art can reach and connect individuals and communities on levels that other forms of communication can’t and art has often allowed the voiceless to be heard. During the event “Black Pete belongs in the museum” we will investigate the role of art and the artist in social change and in the Black Pete debate in particular. Documentary maker Bibi Fadlalla and visual artist will show some of their artistic work and we will have an open dialogue between the artists and the public. In addition, we will have a panel discussion and collective reflection about racism, inequality and the social movement against racism and black pete and the Netherlands around “the future of the movement against black pete”.
When? Monday November 21stTime? 6.30 PM to 10 PMWhere? University of Amsterdam, Doelenzaal: Singel 425