MOUSSEM STAGES

06-21.10 in Brussels

>> for the programme scroll down
>> for tickets click here (some of the events are free of charge but reservation is mandatory)

How can artistic autonomy be safeguarded? In what ways do multiple embodied identities impact the recognition and visibility of artists? How do artists navigate the liminal space between disciplines? As an organization operating at the nexus of artist studios, art institutions and notions of care, we recognize the pressing need for reflection on the diverse working modalities within the artistic domain and how they impact artistic practice and the relations it generates.

We invite you to the first edition of MOUSSEM STAGES, a series of performances, talks, gatherings and presentations centred on both themes that emerge from the works of artists and Moussem’s distinct organizational context and work methods. During two weeks in October, we will discuss the diverse aspects of artistic labour while capturing its different stages, from invisibility to exposure and from process to representation. MOUSSEM STAGES marks a new phase in our organization, linked to our new location in the heart of Anderlecht, as we open up towards the neighbourhood to explore multiple ways through which collaborations and encounters can be nurtured and experienced.

MOUSSEM STAGES serves as a collaborative platform, sharing the processes fostered within the Moussem residency programmes with the public. This annual event takes the shape of an interdisciplinary and discursive gathering, co-hosted by Moussem’s partner venues.

Curated by Anna Smolak & Cees Vossen

PROGRAMME
06.10 - at MILL
19:30-20:00: opening
20:00-20:30: Naghmeh Manavi - (a prelude to…) But, will I remember (video performance)

07.10 - at Moussem Studios
16:00-18:00: Youness Atbane - The Post Decolonial Artist Is Waterproofed (performance/artist talk/installation)
+ food & drinks

13 & 14.10 - at a.pass/de Bottelarij
20:00-21:00: Youness Khoukhou - Naked Journey (performance/conversation)
+ conversation: Does an Artwork Exist Before It Is Made? on 14.10

14.10 - at Moussem Studios
15:00-15:30: Dounia Mahammed - gloomy being being gloomy (chapter 1) (performative reading)
16:00-18:00: Angyvir Padilla, Dounia Mahammed, Anna Raimondo and Ekaterina Kaplunova (Phyto Bar) - Bittersweet (conversation)
+ food & drinks

19.10 - at Decoratelier
19:00-20:00: Sandra Muteteri Heremans - In Search of Gilbert and Idrissa: African Students in the USSR — Performing the Past (performative reading)

21.10 - at Decoratelier
15:00-15:30: Roland Gunst - The Lazy Men’s Refuge (video performance)
16:00-16:30: Badi Rezzak - A Stadium by the Dunes (workshop/performance)
+ food & drinks at Moussem Studios at 18:00 

21.10 - at Moussem Studios
18:00-19:00: food & drinks
19:00-21:00: Anna Raimondo - A Love Letter (collective writing)
+ closing evening 

by / with

Participating artists Youness Atbane, Roland Gunst, Sandra Muteteri Heremans, Youness Khoukhou, Dounia Mahammed, Naghmeh Manavi, Angyvir Padilla, Anna Raimondo, Badi Rezzak & guests
Moussem Team
Kelly De Cock, Mohamed Ikoubaân, Sam Loncke, Anna Smolak, Anne-Lore Thijssen, Cees Vossen, Yaël Wolfs
Partners a.pass, Decoratelier, MILL/Needcompany
With the support of The Flemish Government & the Flemish Community Commission
Graphic design Negen Vijfde (Philip Marnef & Andreas Depauw) 

Venues
Moussem Studios - Zeemtouwersstraat 6, 1070 Anderlecht
MILL - Gabrielle Petitstraat 4, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
Decoratelier - Manchesterstraat 17, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek 
a.pass/de Bottelarij - Delaunoystraat 58 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek 

>> for the programme scroll down
>> for tickets click here (some of the events are free of charge but reservation is mandatory)

How can artistic autonomy be safeguarded? In what ways do multiple embodied identities impact the recognition and visibility of artists? How do artists navigate the liminal space between disciplines? As an organization operating at the nexus of artist studios, art institutions and notions of care, we recognize the pressing need for reflection on the diverse working modalities within the artistic domain and how they impact artistic practice and the relations it generates.

We invite you to the first edition of MOUSSEM STAGES, a series of performances, talks, gatherings and presentations centred on both themes that emerge from the works of artists and Moussem’s distinct organizational context and work methods. During two weeks in October, we will discuss the diverse aspects of artistic labour while capturing its different stages, from invisibility to exposure and from process to representation. MOUSSEM STAGES marks a new phase in our organization, linked to our new location in the heart of Anderlecht, as we open up towards the neighbourhood to explore multiple ways through which collaborations and encounters can be nurtured and experienced.

MOUSSEM STAGES serves as a collaborative platform, sharing the processes fostered within the Moussem residency programmes with the public. This annual event takes the shape of an interdisciplinary and discursive gathering, co-hosted by Moussem’s partner venues.

Curated by Anna Smolak & Cees Vossen

PROGRAMME
06.10 - at MILL
19:30-20:00: opening
20:00-20:30: Naghmeh Manavi - (a prelude to…) But, will I remember (video performance)

07.10 - at Moussem Studios
16:00-18:00: Youness Atbane - The Post Decolonial Artist Is Waterproofed (performance/artist talk/installation)
+ food & drinks

13 & 14.10 - at a.pass/de Bottelarij
20:00-21:00: Youness Khoukhou - Naked Journey (performance/conversation)
+ conversation: Does an Artwork Exist Before It Is Made? on 14.10

14.10 - at Moussem Studios
15:00-15:30: Dounia Mahammed - gloomy being being gloomy (chapter 1) (performative reading)
16:00-18:00: Angyvir Padilla, Dounia Mahammed, Anna Raimondo and Ekaterina Kaplunova (Phyto Bar) - Bittersweet (conversation)
+ food & drinks

19.10 - at Decoratelier
19:00-20:00: Sandra Muteteri Heremans - In Search of Gilbert and Idrissa: African Students in the USSR — Performing the Past (performative reading)

21.10 - at Decoratelier
15:00-15:30: Roland Gunst - The Lazy Men’s Refuge (video performance)
16:00-16:30: Badi Rezzak - A Stadium by the Dunes (workshop/performance)
+ food & drinks at Moussem Studios at 18:00 

21.10 - at Moussem Studios
18:00-19:00: food & drinks
19:00-21:00: Anna Raimondo - A Love Letter (collective writing)
+ closing evening