June 17, 2018

Bouchra Khalili: Twenty-Two Hours

Exhibition talk/Film premiere

Matinee at Stadtkino Wien followed by a conversation with the artist and curator and writer Rike Frank

We are especially pleased to announce the Austrian premiere of the artist’s new film Twenty-Two Hours (2018).

It takes Jean Genet’s visit to the United States in early 1970 as a starting point. Responding to the call for solidarity extended by The International Section of the Black Panther Party, the French novelist, playwright and poet Genet travelled secretly to the U.S, and spent two months among Black Panthers supporting their struggle for collective emancipation and equality.
In the film, two young African-American women now investigate Genet’s commitment to the Black Panther Party and ask themselves what the position of Genet’s was in regard to the BPP? Was he a sympathizer? An ally? Or a witness?
Bouchra Khalili was born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1975, and lives and works in Berlin. She is a Professor of Contemporary Art at Oslo National Art Academy.
Rike Frank, curator and author, lives in Berlin. From 2014 -2018 she was associate professor for exhibition history, theory, and practice at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo.
Tickets are available at the cinema box office. You can make a reservation at stadtkino@stadtkinowien.at.
Discounts with a ticket or annual ticket of the Secession as well as a member of the artists’ association and friends of the Secession.
An event by the Friends of the Secession in cooperation with Stadtkino Wien