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Thirty Three Thirty Three, NON and the ICA collaborate on new project confronting the legacy of colonialism

The multidisciplinary event series will create a “borderless network for understanding, exchange and collaboration” across the UK, Germany and South Africa

Thirty Three Thirty Three has announced a new events series, Non Xchange. Building on the international connections already established by NON Worldwide projects and its artistic affiliations, the two-day event will feature performance, discussion and exhibitions that aim to confront “spatial violence and systemic exclusion, [while] forming cultural dissent against the structural legacy of colonialism.” Artists featured include Angel Ho, Chino Amobi, Faka and Farai Bukowski-Bouquet.

The first event on 2 June will be a panel discussion titled Language, Symbolism And Power, held at the ICA and chaired by Osei Bonsu, it will feature Juliana Huxtable​, Professor Akwugo Emejulu​ and Kodwo Eshun​ who will discuss, among other things, how artists can create social spaces that disrupt power. The evening will incorporate a screening of experimental film Practise by Grace Wales Bonner​, Harley Weir ​and Dev Hynes about a 17-year-old ballet dancer from Pretoria, South Africa.​ That will be followed by an installation, and performances from Angel Ho​, Chino Amobi​, Faka​, Farai​, Orethea​ and Juliana Huxtable.

The following day Power Structures will be held at Ace Hotel, where NON citizens Chino Amobi, FAKA and Farai Bukowski-Bouquet will discuss the “damaging power structures present in experimental music, and the artists that confront, challenge and decohere the whiteness of noise and industrial genres” while referencing questions raised by Kodwo Eshun in his lecture Non Negation: Blackness Out Of Space: Noise Out Of Time.

On the 4 June, Radar Radio will host an 11am-4pm NON Exchange Takeover with Curtly Ghallywood/Nollywood Radio, Juliana Huxtable Poetry Show, FAKA, Angel-Ho, Chino Amobi and Embaci & Klein.

Full details and times can be found via the events page.