Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice
April 20, 2024 at 11am

YAO Qingmei (ACC 2022) will perform Blowing A Feather for the opening invocation of ‘A World of Many Worlds’, a One-Day Assembly on Global Asias with Asia Forum, as part of the official Collateral Events of the 60th edition of La Biennale di Venezia. The one-day assembly will take place on Saturday, 20 April 2024 on the first public day during opening week at the historic cultural institution Fondazione Querini Stampalia.

‘A World of Many Worlds’ responds to the Biennale’s theme Foreigners Everywhere, to consider what it means to acknowledge the existence of multiple worlds rather than just multiple subjects, and what it might mean to put them in relation. The conversation asks us to imagine a multiplicity of social geographies, political positions, cosmologies, aesthetic perspectives, and temporal locations, while seeing them not as incommensurable, not as universal, but as pluriversal. By doing so, we reject false notions of universalism that centre the West and merely include other narratives, politics, and modes of expression. The flowing streams of our voices are instead multiple, connecting geographies and articulating new intra-related modes of being and knowing.

This event is free with RSVP.

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