People’s Forum, Farida Sedoc’s first solo exhibition, explores the conditions for art as livelihood and as a vehicle for change. Sedoc starts from her own precarious experience as an artist to address new forms of collectivity. Amplifying past and current voices of diasporic and transnational communities, the exhibition reports on resistance and civil disobedience, and suggests tools for emancipation. The punk, reggae, and hip-hop aesthetics in her visual imagery contrast the visual language of mainstream media.
In People’s Forum, repurposing this visual research material echoes the spirit of the 80s and proposes alternative realities of the present. This not only forms the basis for addressing many urgent topics in the exhibition and in society today but also speaks about global power structures in relation to people’s social, cultural, and economic positions.
Next to a series of new works by Sedoc, People’s Forum will bring together a program offering alternative and accessible forms of artistic production and autonomy: an art market, how-to workshops, and an office-in-residence of Platform BK.
People’s Forum Art Market
Two freely accessible weekender markets, full of unexpected treasures, self-published magazines, vinyl records, clothing, art works and craft products, and wholesome homemade food and drinks by local artists, designers, and makers.
Art Market Weekender 1
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2023
12:00 – 18:00
Art Market Weekender 2
Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 December 2023
12:00 – 18:00
How-to Workshop Programme
Every Friday, the weekly how-to workshop programme explores alternative modes of economic self-sufficiency within the arts field and beyond, in collaboration with various Amsterdam creators and experts. The workshops will be conducted in Dutch/English.
Find the workshop programme and sign ups here
MUBI Movie Night
As part of Farida Sedoc’s People’s Forum, MUBI will host a screening of an iconic Kung-fu flick, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, from Hong Kong—sampled by the Wu-Tang Clan countless times. Directed by Lau Kar-leung and produced by the Shaw Brothers.
Friday 15th of December, 19:00 – 22:00. Movie starts at 19:30.
Free entry. Reserve your ticket here!
Platform BK offers insights into their work as an advocacy organisation for artists and cultural workers, aiming to mobilise independent art workers, encouraging self-organisation and solidarity for a better art climate.
People’s Forum is generously supported by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Cultuurfonds, Mondriaan Fund, Pictoright, Gieskes-Strijbis Fund, and Oedipus Brewing.