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.
During this first evening Julie Carlier, Saddie Choua, Katinka De Jonge and Els De Vos among others, engage in a conversation moderated by RoSa vzw.
Artists: Katinka De Jonge