Extra City

Thinking Architecture

18 Sep - 23 Oct 2009

Guy Tillim, Library, sports club, Kolwezi, DR Congo, 2007 (Courtesy Michael Stevenson)
18 September - 23 October 2009

This autumn, Extra City will continue the series of events under the title ‘Thinking Architecture’. The program offers a broad range of lectures, film screenings, artist talks and workshops. Thematically, these evening events relate to the current exhibitions, putting them in a wider perspective and thus seeking to create a critical discourse in exchange with the public.

During the exhibition ‘Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba’, the critic Kobena Mercer (UK) and filmmaker Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda (DRC) will each moderate an evening with films and lectures examining the legacy of Lumumba.

18 September 2009
18.30 Raoul Peck, ‘Lumumba: Death of a Prophet’ (film, 69 min, 1992)
20.00 Kobena Mercer, ‘The Future in Ruins: Reflections on African Modernity’ (lecture in English)

23 October 2009
18.30 Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda, ‘Juju Factory’ (film, 97 min, 2006)
20.30 Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda, ‘The Nigger Who Dared Conquer the Sky’(lecture in English)
22.00 Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda, ‘We too walked on the moon’ (film, 15 min, 2009)

Thinking Architecture: Letters Without Address
Conversation with the artist
2 October 2009 at 19.00

Anselm Franke in conversation with Lieven de Boeck, a discussion in which they will interrogate the artist's conceptual practice in relation to architecture and explore the particular notion of 'public space' which de Boeck has put forward in the past few years.

Supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago.

Tags: Lieven De Boeck, Guy Tillim