A Utopian Stage: ACT III: Invocations

Performances, music, screenings, talks


WITH Drummers of Joy (Ekow Alabi, Mark Kofi Asamoah, Ayo Sonko, Akinola Famson), Jessica Ekomane, Hasan El-Malik, Jihan El-Tahri, Satch Hoyt & Earl Harvin, Maco (4 RUDE),  Reetu Sattar, Mohammad Salemy, Slavs and Tatars, Simon Wachsmuth

Within the framework of this year's MaerzMusik, SAVVY Contemporary cordially invites you for a day of Invocations which will summon performative responses and critical conversations by an eclectic group of artists, performers, composers and thinkers who are invited to activate the contents, discourses, histories and points of reference relating to the radical and experimental spirits of the 1960s and 1970s. We invite the participants to zoom in and out of  THE SHIFTING SANDS OF UTOPIAS: A CULTURAL ATLAS (which is the very entry point into the exhibition at SAVVY Contemporary). The open platform of Invocations invites responses, interpretations and engagements with the emancipating ambitions and contradictions of ‘the age of modernism and revolution’ and the transcendentalisms, internationalisms and the radical desires to unlock utopian potentials.

Schedule and more about the programme here.


Photo credit: Like Water On Hot Rocks. Goshka Macuga and Vali Mahlouji, first performed at Dhaka Art Summit ’18 / Courtesy of the artists, DAS ‘18, Liverpool Biennial 2018, New North and South and Archaeology of the Final Decade.