Talks with PhD in Practice
In many oppressive states like Ethiopia, any form of coming together is considered a threat to the system, which has developed endless ways to weaken and dismantle collectivities. Under such conditions, facilitating ways of coming together is crucial to work individually–collectively; it is a response and a form of refusal.
The presentation focuses on the background and entangled activities of Gize Collective, an artist-run collective initiated by four Ethiopian artists in February 2020. The collective is formed with an emphasis on informality and temporality, exploring possibilities of coming together as professional and political beings.
Berhanu Ashagrie Deribew, Phd candidate, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Elizabeth W. Giorgis, Associate Professor of Theory and Criticism, Africa Institute Sharjah (via Zoom)
Robel Temesgen Bizuayehu, Phd candidate, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
In cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.