The interdisciplinary artist Sandra Mujinga highlights Angela Davis's visit to Melafestivalen in August in Artforum.
In a feature in Artforum, 26 artists talk about the exhibitions or events that caught their attention in 2022. The historic visit from Angela Davis to Mela in August in a Norwegian context is, if not yet in the books, now at least in the glossy art magazines. As one of 26 artists, she reflects the following on the event that gripped her most in the year that is about to end:
"Angela Davis kicked off this year's edition of Melafestival with a packed lecture at Oslo's Saga Kino. This was Davis's first trip to Norway since 1974, when she was accompanied by a young unknown writer named Toni Morrison. As I listened to Davis speak, I contemplated time, especially our experience of a time when the need for structural change is so urgent. Davis reminded us of those who do the work we might never know the name of, of the taste of freedom we get through art, and of the gradualness of historical transformation. Her message: Don't give up the fight."
Earlier this year Sandra Mujinga had an exhibition at the new Munch Museum in Oslo, this summer she was the only Norwegian artist at the Venice Biennale, and now in December her exhibition "IBMSWR: I Build My Skin With Rocks" opened at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin.
Read more on Artforum's website