Am I Evil? Talk: Gabriela Wiener

Am I Evil? Talk: Gabriela Wiener
June 8 (5 PM - 7 PM)

Am I Evil? and Moussem are pleased to invite you to join a special moment of listening and collective reflection on the decolonisation of desire, histories of bodies and museum collections.

In the framework of her visit to the group of participants of Am I Evil? Brussels edition, Gabriela Wiener reads excerpts from her book Huaco Retrato, Undiscovered in English, where she explores not only the (possible) colonial history of her family tree but also the legacy of it, and the traces that this legacy leaves in the collective memory of different cultures, in her body, her sexual/amorous relations. How can these traces be recognised, appropriated and transformed?

The reading of excerpts from her book will become an occasion to talk about Gabriela Wiener's writing/research practice, and to listen to questions from the audience.

Duration: 2 h (from 5 PM until 7 PM)
Language: Spanish with live translation into English
Free of charge but registration required via this link

On Gabriela Wiener
Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) is a Peruvian writer and journalist living in Madrid. She has published the books Sexografías, Llamada perdida, Nueve Lunas, Dicen de mí and the poetry collections Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu and Una pequeña fiesta llamada eternidad. She is columnist for Publico and won the National Journalism Prize in her country for an investigation into a case of gender violence in which the aggressor was a national literature prize winner. She is the creator of several performances that she has staged with her family. She recently wrote and starred in the play Qué locura enamorarme yo de ti. Her latest novel has been shortlisted for several prizes, including the Booker Prize 2024, the Pen America 2024, Finestres and Inrockuptibles, and has been translated into a dozen languages. Together with her colleagues, she created Sudakasa, a migrant and community art and writing project.

On the curators of Am I Evil?
Simone Basani (IT/BE) is a curator, dramaturg and artist. His research focuses on participatory strategies and remembrance processes that have been or could be activated from a decolonial perspective. The main outputs of this research are curatorial, often context-specific formats, through which he invites other practitioners to collaborate.

Alice Ciresola
(IT/BE) is an independent curator based in Brussels. Her research revolves around strategies of material and immaterial heritage re-readings through site-specific, decolonial, and feminist (art) practices. She is also interested in investigating the boundaries between public and museum spaces.

https://bureau-basani-ciresola.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jeanne_orthewesterntouch/

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¿Am I Evil? Talk: Gabriela Wiener`
Am I Evil? y Moussem se complacen en invitarle a unirse a un momento especial de escucha y reflexión colectiva sobre la descolonización del deseo, las historias de los cuerpos y las colecciones de museos.

En el marco de su visita al grupo de participantes de Am I Evil? edición Bruselas, Gabriela Wiener lee extractos de su libro Huaco Retrato, Undiscovered en inglés, donde explora no sólo la (posible) historia colonial de su árbol genealógico sino también el legado de la misma, y las huellas que este legado deja en la memoria colectiva de diferentes culturas, en su cuerpo, sus relaciones sexuales/amorosas.
¿Cómo reconocer estas huellas? ¿Es posible apropiarse de ellas y transformarlas?

La lectura de fragmentos de su libro se convertirá en una ocasión para hablar sobre la práctica de escritura/investigación de Gabriela Wiener, y escuchar las preguntas del público.

Duración: 2 h
Idioma: Español con traducción en directo al inglés
Gratuito, pero es necesario inscribirse

Sobre Gabriela Wiener
Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) Es escritora y periodista peruana residente en Madrid. Ha publicado los libros Sexografías, Llamada perdida, Nueve Lunas, Dicen de mí y los poemarios Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu y Una pequeña fiesta llamada eternidad. Escribe una columna para publico.es. Ganó el Premio Nacional de Periodismo de su país por una investigación sobre un caso de violencia de género en el que el agresor era un premio nacional de literatura. Es creadora de varias performances que ha puesto en escena junto a su familia. Recientemente escribió y protagonizó la obra de teatro Qué locura enamorarme yo de ti. Su última novela ha sido finalista de varios premios, entre ellos el Booker Prize 2024, el Pen América 2024, Finestres o Inrock

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Am I Evil? Brussels edition is co-produced by VGC, a.pass, nadine, Passa Porta, Moussem, Muntpunt, and radical_hope. With the support of GC Nekkersdal. Presentations at WIELS | Art Book Fair 2024 and nadine - laboratory for contemporary arts. Special thanks to Fabio Bozzato.

Am I Evil? Talk: Gabriela Wiener
June 8 (5 PM - 7 PM)

Am I Evil? and Moussem are pleased to invite you to join a special moment of listening and collective reflection on the decolonisation of desire, histories of bodies and museum collections.

In the framework of her visit to the group of participants of Am I Evil? Brussels edition, Gabriela Wiener reads excerpts from her book Huaco Retrato, Undiscovered in English, where she explores not only the (possible) colonial history of her family tree but also the legacy of it, and the traces that this legacy leaves in the collective memory of different cultures, in her body, her sexual/amorous relations. How can these traces be recognised, appropriated and transformed?

The reading of excerpts from her book will become an occasion to talk about Gabriela Wiener's writing/research practice, and to listen to questions from the audience.

Duration: 2 h (from 5 PM until 7 PM)
Language: Spanish with live translation into English
Free of charge but registration required via this link

On Gabriela Wiener
Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) is a Peruvian writer and journalist living in Madrid. She has published the books Sexografías, Llamada perdida, Nueve Lunas, Dicen de mí and the poetry collections Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu and Una pequeña fiesta llamada eternidad. She is columnist for Publico and won the National Journalism Prize in her country for an investigation into a case of gender violence in which the aggressor was a national literature prize winner. She is the creator of several performances that she has staged with her family. She recently wrote and starred in the play Qué locura enamorarme yo de ti. Her latest novel has been shortlisted for several prizes, including the Booker Prize 2024, the Pen America 2024, Finestres and Inrockuptibles, and has been translated into a dozen languages. Together with her colleagues, she created Sudakasa, a migrant and community art and writing project.

On the curators of Am I Evil?
Simone Basani (IT/BE) is a curator, dramaturg and artist. His research focuses on participatory strategies and remembrance processes that have been or could be activated from a decolonial perspective. The main outputs of this research are curatorial, often context-specific formats, through which he invites other practitioners to collaborate.

Alice Ciresola
(IT/BE) is an independent curator based in Brussels. Her research revolves around strategies of material and immaterial heritage re-readings through site-specific, decolonial, and feminist (art) practices. She is also interested in investigating the boundaries between public and museum spaces.

https://bureau-basani-ciresola.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jeanne_orthewesterntouch/

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¿Am I Evil? Talk: Gabriela Wiener`
Am I Evil? y Moussem se complacen en invitarle a unirse a un momento especial de escucha y reflexión colectiva sobre la descolonización del deseo, las historias de los cuerpos y las colecciones de museos.

En el marco de su visita al grupo de participantes de Am I Evil? edición Bruselas, Gabriela Wiener lee extractos de su libro Huaco Retrato, Undiscovered en inglés, donde explora no sólo la (posible) historia colonial de su árbol genealógico sino también el legado de la misma, y las huellas que este legado deja en la memoria colectiva de diferentes culturas, en su cuerpo, sus relaciones sexuales/amorosas.
¿Cómo reconocer estas huellas? ¿Es posible apropiarse de ellas y transformarlas?

La lectura de fragmentos de su libro se convertirá en una ocasión para hablar sobre la práctica de escritura/investigación de Gabriela Wiener, y escuchar las preguntas del público.

Duración: 2 h
Idioma: Español con traducción en directo al inglés
Gratuito, pero es necesario inscribirse

Sobre Gabriela Wiener
Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) Es escritora y periodista peruana residente en Madrid. Ha publicado los libros Sexografías, Llamada perdida, Nueve Lunas, Dicen de mí y los poemarios Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu y Una pequeña fiesta llamada eternidad. Escribe una columna para publico.es. Ganó el Premio Nacional de Periodismo de su país por una investigación sobre un caso de violencia de género en el que el agresor era un premio nacional de literatura. Es creadora de varias performances que ha puesto en escena junto a su familia. Recientemente escribió y protagonizó la obra de teatro Qué locura enamorarme yo de ti. Su última novela ha sido finalista de varios premios, entre ellos el Booker Prize 2024, el Pen América 2024, Finestres o Inrock

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