L’intru (Invaders) is a multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance program that deals with issues of post-colonialism, memory, identity and capitalism. Curated by Ana Mendes, a London based Portuguese artist, the exhibition examines nations, communities and socio-political forces in their attempt to overcome and break down established borders.
Featuring creative methods of performance, video, installations and photography, the day promises to be a challenging and thought provoking look at the theme of invasion as well as a fully immersive experience. There will be a wide range of opportunities for participation within the projects on show.
L’intru (Invaders) effectively merges the local and global. After a successful run in Vienna, the exhibition is being brought to London with the intention of engaging with local issues. As the cultural hub of the London art scene, Shoreditch provides the perfect inspiration and setting for dealing with problems of gentrification and capitalism that feature in artist’s work.
“How to create spaces with the possibility of showing notions of identity and post-colonial thoughts and his(hers)tory?” says Bettina Kattinger, Curator and audience member at the Vienna exhibition. “The exhibited art works at L’Intru were not only linked by the questions around post-colonialism, identity and history. They were also linked by the individual perception of movement.”
Hailing from 8 countries around the world, 12 artists come together to give an inter-disciplinary approach to a set of complex issues surrounding personal and collective memory, capitalism, narration and identity in a post-colonial context.
These include: Anamaria Kardos, Ana Mendes, Carla Cruz, Antonio Contador, Eleni Kamma, Franziska Becher, Hsinyen Wei, Justyna Scheuring, Mario Asef, Ishimwa Muhimanyi, Rosana Antoli and Sandra Djukic.
Finding Money / Outdoors / 12pm / Free
Opening of the exhibition L’Intru (Invaders) / 3pm / Free
Street Money / Performance/Talk / 4pm / Free
It takes courage and breath to speak up / Video / 6pm
I Want a President / Performance / 6pm
Foreigners’ Dance / Performance / 6.30pm
Map Series / Performance/Installation / 7.15pm
Niyizi / Performance / 8.15pm