It's OK... Circle 3: Shadow(s) of Policy #2

7 July 2023

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Performance and public conversation.

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The second circle gathering brought together by visual artist and trained architect Ola Hassanain 'Promissory Notes', explores the perspectives of 20 creative practitioners and educators from the Netherlands, delving into philosophical, practical, and speculative viewpoints. Its aim is to question the inherited notions of value in our global material condition.

The term 'Promissory Notes' symbolizes the underlying coercion in lending our time, labor, and values to jobs and ideologies that will never repay us. Within the church's architecture, 20 artists will explore moments of unfulfilled promises, disappointments, analysis, discussions, and emotional climaxes.

Ola Hassanain invites guests Annette Krauss, Jota Mombaça, and Clare Butcher with eva susova, Arnisa Zeqo, Annelies Kamen, Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, Rajyashri Goody, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Winnie Herbstein, Polina Medvedeva, Tessa Mars, Yun Choi, Arnisa Zeqo and Lisette de Greeuw, who will construct a topography that encapsulates the profound nature of these unmet promises and the experience of inhabiting a state of disappointment.

Through candid conversations, they examine how their practices unintentionally perpetuate social structures they critique, grappling with the burden of promissory notes' debt. Amidst these contradictory strains, we contemplate how individuals reflect on and survive their practice, as well as what it means to inhabit roles, spaces, ethics, and ideas.

About It's OK... commoning uncertainties

This circle is part of the multi-year collective art project It's OK... commoning uncertainties and narrating different realities. From May 26 to September 24 in the Oude Kerk, for more information about It's OK... look here.

Oude Kerk Its OK inwijding kapel 67 low res foto Maarten Nauw

Over It's OK... commoning uncertainties
Deze cirkel is onderdeel van het meerjarige collectieve kunstproject It’s OK… commoning uncertainties rondom het gemeenschappelijk maken van onzekerheden en het verhalen van verschillende realiteiten. It’s OK... is samengesteld op initiatief van Jeanne van Heeswijk door meer dan honderd makers, denkers, activisten, kunstenaars, buurtbewoners. Lees hier meer over het project.