What role does the art institution play in the making of history? How do we include new voices in the arts and in the society? What role does art play in today´s society and in the future?

These were some of the questions discussed at The Arts & Globalization Pavilion, a dialogue platform that took place during the 57th Venice Biennale and presented the talk- and performance program Remembering the Future at Palazzo Rossini in the center of Venice.

The program addressed some of today’s most important issues: how was/is the history of art made, who is telling the story and how do we use art to process collective memories and traumas. It will address the role of art in relation to human rights, gender and the postcolonial question.

The program started with a Kick Off/Press Event held on the 10th of May at Palazzo Rossini. At this event you could experience a beautiful and intense performance by Myriam Mihindou in the garden of Palazzo Rossini. There was a presentation of the Arts & Globalization Platform by Curator Rikke Jørgensen joined by Curator Osei Bonsu and 2 talks featuring Curator Simon Njami, Professor Nora Sternfeld, Cultural Producer and Filmmaker Pascale Obolo and Curator Alicia Knock.

The Arts & Globalization Pavilion opened on the 13th of May at 4PM with the conversation How Is Art History Made? between the internationally recognized Curator and Art Historian Jean-Hubert Martin and Curator Rikke Jørgensen, founder of the Arts & Globalization Platform.

The Arts & Globalization Pavilion program in Venice featured a number of talks and performances by leading and emerging curators and artists. The program included Jelili Atiku (NG), Jean-Hubert Martin (FR), Jeannette Ehlers (DK), Simon Njami (FR), Myriam Mihindou (FR), Paul Goodwin (UK), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (DK), Arnaud Cohen (FR), Temi Odumosu (UK), Nabil Boutros (FR/EG), Nora Sternfeld (AU), Pascale Obolo (FR), Alicia Knock (FR), Valentina G. Levy (IT), Lisa Batacchi (IT/US), Anna Mapoubi (CM/FR), Aram Atamian (AR), Anna K. Gargarian (AR) and Osei Bonsu (UK).

See the full program below.






Wednesday, May 10, 2017:


3pm to 3:30pm


by Myriam Mihindou, Visual and Performance Artist, Paris (FR), in the garden of Palazzo Rossini.


3:30pm to 4pm


of the Arts & Globalization Platform by Independent Curator and Writer Rikke Jørgensen, Copenhagen (DK) joined by Independent Curator and Writer Osei Bonsu (UK).




4pm to 5pm

ON ACTIVISM AND THE EMERGING MUSEUM. Rethinking the Museum In the Age of Globalization.

Editor-in-chief, Cultural Producer and Filmmaker Pascale Obolo, Paris (FR). Professor Nora Sternfeld, Vienna (AU). Curator Alicia Knock, Paris (FR).


5pm to 6pm


Independent Curator and Writer Simon Njami (CH).


May 11-14, 2017



SISYPHUS IS A WOMAN (Play it again Pam).

A performance by Artist Arnaud Cohen (FR).

Who is Sisyphus? Find out when the artist Arnaud Cohen (FR) will perform the 2nd chapter of the ongoing performance SISYPHUS IS A WOMAN (Play it again Pam) in Venice as part of the Remembering the Future program. The performance will take place in several locations in Venice (to be announced) every day between the 11th and the 14th of May 2017. The first chapter of the performance was shown as a part of the Performance Festival DO DISTURB at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2016.

Date & Time:


Thursday May 11

3pm at the French Pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, Giardini, Venice.
6:30pm Salon Suisse Opening, Campo S. Agnese.

Friday May 12 at 9pm

Swiss Pavilion Opening Party.

Saturday May 13 at 6pm-7pm

Arts & Globalization Pavilion, Palazzo Rossini (Campo Manin).

Sunday May 14 at 11am-11:30am

Outside the Womens Prison, Giudecca, 30100 Venezia.


Saturday, May 13, 2017:



4pm to 6pm


Curator and Art Historian Jean-Hubert Martin, Paris (FR) in conversation with Independent Curator Rikke Jørgensen, Copenhagen (DK): on the role of the curator and the art institution in the making of art history.


Sunday, May 14, 2017:



12pm to 2pm

SELECTIVE MEMORY. On Amnesia, Transfer Day and The Danish Colonial History.

Artist Jeannette Ehlers, Copenhagen (DK) in conversation with Dr. Temi Odumosu, London (UK). On Jeannette Ehler´s artistic practice and the creation of the sculpture “Queen Mary”, a female rebel leader from the Danish West Indies.


2pm to 3pm

Join us for The Black Parade – Let´s liberate lead by Artist Jeannette Ehlers. The Parade will start at Campo Manin outside Palazzo Rossini.

Artist Jeannette Ehlers will lead the parade through the center of Venice from Campo Manin to the Diaspora Pavilion at the Palazzo Pisani a Santa Marina (curated by Director David A. Bailey, The University of the Arts, London) where we will liberate the balloons. The parade has been done first in New Orleans, then in Berlin.


Monday, May 15, 2017:



4pm to 6pm

CAN ART CHANGE THE SOCIETY? On Performance Art, Healing and Human Rights.

Curator and Professor Paul Goodwin, London (UK) in conversation performance artist Jelili Atiku, Lagos (NG).


Wednesday, May 17, 2017:



2pm to 5pm


Performance by Artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Copenhagen (DK) in Palazzo Rossini.


4pm to 6pm

A COUNTRY, YOU SAID? On Art, Revolution and North African Identity in Europe.

Visual Artist Nabil Boutros, Paris (FR/Egypt) in conversation with Independent Curator Valentina Gioia Levy, Rome (IT).


Friday, 19 May, 2017:



3pm to 3:30pm



A performance by Lisa Batacchi (IT/US), curated by Valentina Gioia Levy (IT)



A performance by Anna Mapoubi (CM/FR) curated by Valentina Gioia Levy (IT)



3:30pm to 5pm

Practicing Slowness and Disappearance from Capitalist Ideology. On Contemporary Art Practices, Textiles and Embroideries in Anthropological Contexts.

Visual Artists: Lisa Batacchi (IT/US), Anna Mapoubi (CM/FR) in conversation with Independent Curator Valentina Gioia Levy (IT).



5pm to 6pm

By(r)0n1k Hero

A performance lecture by Aram Atamian (AR) for “NOR-DADA: The Grammar of Deconstruction”.

In “By(r)0n1k Hero”, performance artist Aram Atamian addresses questions of translation and globalization through audio deconstruction. The piece is written and deviced by Aram within the framework of “NOR-DADA: The Grammar of Deconstruction”, a site-specific installation at Palazzo Mora of works by Gayane Yerkanyan curated by Anna K. Gargarian (AR).



6pm to 7pm

Social Time in the garden of Palazzo Rossini.


All talks will take place at Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venezia, ITALY.


Remembering the Future talk and performance program is curated by Independent Curator Rikke Jørgensen (DK).