Performances | 10 nov | Tropenmuseum

Body Politics

The symposium Body Politics attempts to bring in an intimate setting a variety of artistic and academic voices together that offer us tactics, resistance, disturbance and tools to discuss the normative notions of sexual, gendered and political identities within ethnographic museums and institutions.

What does it mean for a museum to side-step its own body of knowledge and critically rethink its own understanding of how gender and sexuality are constructed within its own institution and society?

The Museum of Body Politics is part of the Un/Engendered series of lectures and events where we delve into the multiple meanings and roles of gender in our collections. In this series we invite scholars, activists and artists question, to rethink and rewrite notions of gender, body politics and sexuality, and its relation to patriarchy in contemporary societies.

Aydemir Murat (Universiteit of Amsterdam)
Elize Steinbock (Leiden University)
Fashion Journalist, Curator & Educator Aynouk Tan (Amsterdam)
Artist & Researcher Maria Guggenbichler (Amsterdam)
Performance Artist & Educator Zinzi Minott (London)

Event Description in Dutch

About the event

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
Tropenmuseum, Linnaeusstraat 2, Amsterdam
Tickets €8 (museum entry) Free with Museumkaart


Amal Alhaag
Programming Research Center for Material Culture