Imagining Monuments

For the second time, Kunsthal Extra City, in partnership with the Middelheim Museum, is creating a platform for discussion in which we cast a critical eye on the contemporary significance of monuments.

This second edition raises questions surrounding the (under)representation of women in monuments in today’s cities. By which (historical) context might we be able to understand the absence of monuments to women? In 2019 does it still make sense to think in terms of stereotypes such as ‘man’ versus ‘woman’? And how can we give due attention to the intersection of gender and superdiversity in our society?

Through a series of public discussions and artistic suggestions, we will – as city residents, activists, academics, opinion-makers and artists – put our heads together to think about how we approach the various aspects of female representation in monuments in the public space.

THU 24.01(19:30-21:00)
with Julie Carlier, Saddie Choua, Katinka De Jonge and Els De Vos among others
moderated by RoSa vzw

THU 07.02 (19:30-21:00)
with Henk De Smaele, Marcia Poelman, Milan Rutten and Stef Van Looveren
moderated by RoSa vzw

THU 21.02 (19:30-21:00)
with Rachida Aziz, ella vzw, Mashid Mohadjerin and Simone Zeefuik
moderated by RoSa vzw

THU 07.03 (19:30-21:00)
Closing event on the eve of International Women’s Day
with ooooo, Maud Vanhauwaert, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Pieterjan Volckaert and Sara Weyns
moderated by RoSa vzw

‘Conversations’ on Sunday
On Sunday 27 January and on 10 and 24 February, all starting at 11:30.
Artist-curator Anne Bielig takes her own research and artistic proposals for a monument to ‘the woman’ as the starting point for a series of intimate, informal conversations with visitors on the topic of female representation in the public space.

No prior knowledge of the topic required – all welcome!
The discussions will be in Dutch.
Tickets are 5 euro per evening or 15 euro for the whole series