It's a Questions of Power, Isn't It?


Romy Rüegger, A Fabric in Turkey Red, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2020, Felix Grünschloss

The journey of sonsbeek20→24 at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is coming to an end on October 16th. During the final weeks, you are invited to several public programs in relation to the Abstracting Parables exhibition:

Performance by Romy Rüegger

Date: Saturday October 8th 2022
Times: 12:00h – 14:00h and 15:00h – 17:00h
Location: Contextualization room (note: limited capacity)

Romy Rüegger is an artist and writer based in Zurich and Berlin. Her research-based artistic work generates images, texts, movements and sounds that take the shape of scripts, writings, audio works, performances, performative spaces and choreographed rooms. Often as collaborative structures and platforms of shared learning and unlearning.

Through feminist lenses, her work focuses on questions of history, shared resources and voices that shape our present and our imaginations. Interested in artistic knowledge production as forms of resistance and survival, she investigates questions of labor and reproductive work, as intersecting with colonial trade structures, worker strikes and feminist movements. She currently focuses on histories of racialized and criminalized non-settled ways of living and working within Europe.

On the invitation of sonsbeek20→24 and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rüegger will create a performance as a way of listening to the life and the 'secondary aspects' of the artist, musician, composer, educator, member of the Resistance and survivor of the Shoah, Sedje Hémon, through artistic, dialogical and anti-pedagogical means.

The performance will take place in the contextualization room, inside the retrospective exhibition of Hémon at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, during the Saturday program curated on the 8th of October.

This program is kindly supported by Pro Helvetia.


Photo credit: Romy Rüegger, A Fabric in Turkey Red, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe 2020, Felix Grünschloss

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