A group show curated by the curatorial studies KASK class of 2022-23.
Traditions come in many forms, carrying different meanings for each one of us. They are revived through our bodies as sources of collective wisdom and action, yet they also live within us as limiting and oppressing forces. This double-edged sword cuts into a myriad of complexities: How do we relate to so-called traditional ideas through the body? Does the body remember what was once silenced? Are bodies able to tell us something other? Dancing Forward Looking Backward features a group of international artists whose works deal with the embodied complexities of tradition – understanding the body as a living archive.
From queering embodied experiences to re-enacting erased narratives through the body, the artists explore how our bodies collect and remember, resist and protest, celebrate and reimagine tradition in their own ways.
Felipe Arturo, Juan Pablo Echeverri, Vincent Ferrané, Tarek Lakhrissi, Wang Mengfan, Almagul Menlibayeva, Julieth Morales, Hwayeon Nam, Sheida Soleimani, Evelyn Taocheng Wang and Xiyadie.
Curated by Curatorial Studies Class of 2022-2023:
Laura Sofía Arbeláez, Yehbonne Bien, Jiao Feng, Sophie Fitze, Hannah Keirsse, Jessica Meuleman, Davide Musco, Sepehr Sharifzadeh, Milana Starklova, Laurine Tribolet, Lise Van Acker and Dajo Van den Bussche.