MANIFEST EXHIBITION

AFTERIMAGES AND PERSPECTIVES OF COLONIAL ENSLAVEMENT

 

MANIFEST culminates in an exhibition showcasing the project’s final artworks in Nantes in September 2024. The exhibition aims to provide an innovative perspective on the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade, placing art at the heart of the evocation of memories and legacies. Through the works presented, MANIFEST’s twenty-two artists aspire to reconcile individual and collective memories and preserve them from oblivion by employing new technologies such as virtual reality, podcasts, video, and sound and image art to offer visitors a comprehensive, immersive experience. By associating these forms of distribution with the history of the transatlantic trade of enslaved people, MANIFEST aims to make artistic creation and historical storytelling accessible to as many viewers as possible.

 

MANIFEST Exhibition Poster

 

WHERE?

L’Atelier 1 Rue Châteaubriand,  Nantes, France.

 

WHEN?

19th of September – 6th of October 2024

 

FREE ENTRANCE

The exhibition and all the parallel activities and events will be free to anyone!

 

Why in Nantes? 

This project, and in particular the exhibition, takes its full force in Nantes, France’s leading trading port in the 18th century with 1,800 shipments, and which, since 30 years ago, has been carrying out history and remembrance work that is recognised in France and internationally. Many local actors and associations are involved in this work, especially Caribbean and African communities with whom we work since a long time. The aim of this work of remembrance is to acknowledge history, to confront it and to combat the societal legacies that are still very present in our European societies, such as racism and discrimination. During their presentation in Nantes, the works created will be fully engaged in the social debate. Nantes has a rich historical heritage still visible in the historical centre of the old buildings and in the Museum of the History of Nantes. 

Who are the partners of the exhibition?

In addition to MANIFEST’s core partner group and the artists of MANIFEST, we are building meaningful collaborations with external stakeholders at local, national, and international levels to make the exhibition’s impact as wide as possible. We are grateful for the support of:

We are excited to update the list of associated partners in the coming months. If you want to partner with us, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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