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Saturday, December 4, 2021


Different ways of seeing, different ways of gathering – on December 8 16h00 CET and December 9 at 17h00 CET, join the organisers for the 25th Anniversary of the Prince Claus Fund as changemakers around the world take centre stage for 25 hours, celebrating human agency. Curated by internationally renowned artistic director Keng Sen Ong.

Miss an hour or artist you really wanted to see? Many of the presentations will be available later on our website!




16h00: Welcome to the Festival (Keng Sen Ong, Singapore)

16h05: Keynote: Planetary Consciousness and the Possible Future of Culture (Achille Mbembe, South Africa/Cameroon)

17h00: Letter to a Friend* (Emily Jacir, Palestine)

17h45: Elevate Eleguá (Carlinhos Brown, Brazil)

18h00: All That Perishes at the Edge of Land* (Hira Nabi, Pakistan)

18h40: Muholi Art Projects: BaMu Arts Foundation & Nize Nani (Zanele Muholi, South Africa)

19h00: Fashion With and About Differences (Diamantina Arcoiris, Colombia)

19h30: Keynote Speech: Queer Ecologies: Gender, Ethnic and Biodiversities (Brigitte Baptiste, Colombia)

20h00: The Return (Fernando Arias, Colombia)

20h35: For the Sake of Calmness* (Newsha Tavakolian, Iran)

21h00: What Would You Die For? (Bahia Shehab, Egypt)

21h35: Face A Face B & Shooting Images* (Rabih Mroué, Lebanon)

22h00: Mekong Hotel* (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand)

23h00: (I am) À Yàmù Yorùbá (Maanifẹsítò VIII). (Jelili Atiku, Nigeria)

00h00: Etcetera, Etcetera. A Post-pandemic Drift from the South of the South (Etcétera, Argentina)



00h30: Queerantine I (A Digital Exhibition About Being Queer in Africa)

01h00: just. dance… A conversation with Salma Abdel Salam and Hanin Tarek (Lina Attalah, Egypt)

01h40: Wajdan* (L'Art Rue, Tunisia)

03h15: Architecture as a Prompt for Storytelling (Mariam Issoufou Kamara and Aicha Macky, Niger)

04h00: Swinging Fendika (Fendika Cultural Center, Ethiopia)

05h00: The Legacy (Regina José Galindo, Guatemala)

05h45: The Taste of Medlars (Zara Samiry, Morocco)

06h00: Plov – All About Food (Kuduk Cultural Center, Kyrgysztan)

06h40: Moon Dust (Mohamed Mahdy, Egypt)

07h00: Performing Crossroads - Precarious Reflection on the Margins (Teater Garasi, Indonesia)

08h00: Queerantine II (A Digital Exhibition about Being Queer in Africa)

08h55: Sabarmati and Its Lovers* (Conflictorium, India)

09h30: Tell Us When It’s Time to Panic (Zapiro, South Africa)

10h00: Working With Bamboo in Architecture (Simón Vélez, Colombia)

10h35: Diary of a Dancer (Dada Masilo, South Africa)

11h00: Keynote Speech: Architecture in Crisis: Out of Time | Out of Place (Salma Samar Damluij, UK/Iraq)

11h45: La Quema* (Carla Fernández, Mexico)

12h00: Corpo é (Body is) (Escola Livre de Dança da Maré, Brazil)

13h00: Xiao-Wu* (Jia Zhangke, China)

15h00: Keynote Speech: Myths About Black Brazilian Women (Djamila Ribeiro, Brazil)

16h00: The 25th Hour: New Beginnings


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