Marking Black History Month, The Goethe Institut in Glasgow is running an online ‘kitchen discussion’ via Zoom on Sunday 18th October at 2pm: LOOKING at / with / for / after ONE ANOTHER is part of their Europe’s Kitchen project. The event invites artist Jeanette Ehlers to join the curator of Europe’s Kitchen Priya Basil, award-winning writer and occasional stand-up comedian A L Kennedy, independent film and moving image curator Karen Alexander, scholar and writer Elizabeth Collingham, and Paul Gilroy, founding director of the Sarah Parker Redmond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation to examine and discuss Jeanette’s work, and discuss their respective ideas about Europe and what it means to be European. The event has a sign-up page.
Jeannette is a Danish-Trinidadian artist based in Copenhagen, and the panel will be looking at Black is a Beautiful Word I&I (2019) and The Gaze (2017-ongoing). Her work which deals with issues around race and colonialism, (in particular Denmark’s role as a slave nation).
Europe’s Kitchen is a Europe-wide cultural project delivered by the Goethe Institut marking the German EU Council Presidency in 2020, and this event is one of eleven encounters taking place in private, public and metaphorical kitchens in eleven European cities.
Image: Jeannette Ehlers, ‘The Gaze’