White Cube (2020)

Renzo Martens

21.08.2021, 22:00 — 00:00 Film

Organised by Kunsthal Extra City

White Cube' is the latest film by artist and filmmaker Renzo Martens. In this feature-length documentary film, Congolese plantation workers successfully co-opt the concept of the ‘white cube’ to buy back their land from international plantation companies, and secure it for future generations.

This documentary sees Martens continue on from 'Enjoy Poverty' (2008), in which he encouraged impoverished African people to use photography to exploit their own suffering. On that occasion however, the film established that the local population earned nothing from their efforts. This new film documents an attempt to reverse the flow of wealth and use the privileges associated with the art world to bring about real change.

After the film there is a Q&A with Renzo Martens, moderated by our artistic coordinator Joachim Naudts.

Practical info
→ Duration: 76 minutes.
→ Free admission, no reservations needed.
→ Entrance via Ploegstraat 25.

This outdoor film screening is part of our summer programme 'Zomer in de kloostertuin' ('Summer in the monastery courtyard')

Location Kunsthal Extra City - monastery courtyard, via: Ploegstraat 25