Espoo Museum of Modern Art

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EMMA Talks: Tschabalala Self in discussion with Wisam Elfadl

  • 07.05.2024
  • 17:00 - 19:00
  • 2. kerros

Around the Way showcases multi-material paintings and sculptures by the American artist Tschabalala Self. In her work, Self explores the intersecting themes of race and gender. The subject matter stems from her personal experiences as a Black American woman.

Wisam Elfadl is a cultural producer specialising in the discovery of hidden knowledge, decolonisation and the recording of history. She is actively involved in an ongoing project entitled Islamia Queeristi (Islam in a queer way), funded by Kone Foundation, as well as Afrosuomalaiset Helsingissä (Afro–Finns in Helsinki) and the associated Being Black exhibition, organised by the City of Helsinki. The common aim of these activities is to challenge prevailing ideas about Islam, Muslims, Finnishness, African-ness, and foster a sense of ownership and belonging.

The discussion is in English. Questions can also be asked in Finnish.

  • TSCHABALALA SELF © PAULA VIRTA / EMMA
  • WISAM ELFADL © PAULA VIRTA / EMMA

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