GIBCA 2015, “A story within a story…”, is concerned with the possibility of imagining history as a participatory experience.

Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

A story within a story…

12 September – 22 November 2015

Curator: Elvira Dyangani Ose

Opening week program

Monday, September 7
“African Aesthetics and Politics: Anatomy of a Divorce?”
Folk, 2–3:30pm
Achille Mbembe and Sarah Nuttall in conversation with Elvira Dyangani Ose

Monday, September 7 and Tuesday, September 8
Speak Easy
Folk, 7–10pm
An evening of mingling, GIBCA artist talks, and Valand Academy art student presentations

Wednesday, September 9 
Opening: GIBCA Extended
Skanstorget / Kastellgatan / Konstepidemin, 5–9pm
An evening of gallery openings, music, performances, and a sneak peak of GIBCA Extended’s upcoming programs and new productions

Friday, September 11
Professional preview
Registration: Röda Sten Konsthall, 9:30am
All venues, 10am–6pm
Only for accredited guests—apply here

Book launch: A story within a story…
Folk, 7–10pm
A celebration of the GIBCA 2015 publication A story within a story… published by Art & Theory Publishing, featuring a musical performance by artist Jacob Kirkegaard and Suzanne Farrin

The book includes contributions by Achille Mbembe, Boris Buden, Christine Ross, Édouard Glissant, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Joachim Koester, Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Susan Buck-Morss, Umberto Eco, Vijay Prashad, Yaiza Hernández Veláquez, and a conversation between Premesh Lalu and Stefan Jonsson moderated by Tracy Murinik

Saturday, September 12 
Opening: A story within a story…
Inauguration: Röda Sten Konsthall, 11:30am
All venues, noon–6pm

Opening party
Folk, 10pm–3am
Drinks, dancing, and live music featuring DJ Johanna Beckman, reggae/dancehall artist Etzia, and a secret act. Tickets will be available for purchase

Sunday, September 13
A story within a story…
All venues, noon–5pm

Trädgårdsföreningen, 1–3pm
An Occasion hosted by Isabel Lewis featuring Fanclub

HoW session
Röda Sten Konsthall, 4–6pm
House of Words (HoW) features a series of roundtable storytelling sessions activated by artist Loulou Cherinet. This first session is Postcolony and is convened in collaboration with the Swedish History Museum and Goethe-Institut.
–See the full HoW program here.

Image: Bouchra Khalili, Still from Foreign Office (2015). Courtesy of Bouchra Khalili.