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(Un)safe Conversations with Uriel Orlow

Conversing with leaves and listening to ghosts

ALKANARA - (Un)safe Conversations with Uriel Orlow - ©Austin Malema
@ Austin Malema
  • 27.03 2023
  • Portas Abertas
  • Espaço Alkantara
  • 14H
  • Entrada Gratuita
  • In English

On March 27, Espaço Alkantara receives the event (Un)safe Conversations with Uriel Orlow, organized by Gustavo Vicente, Maíra Santos & Paula Caspão (Center for Theater Studie's-University of Lisbon).


Uriel Orlow will present some of his recent projects which look at human-plant entanglements, with plants as active agents in history and politics. Trying to find new forms of representation Orlow's practice engages with residues of colonialism, spatial manifestations of memory, social and ecological justice, latent archives and more-than-human witnessing. His multi-media installations, lecture performances or gardens focus on specific locations, micro-histories and forms of haunting and bring different image-regimes and narrative modes into correspondence.

(Un)safe Conversations is a series of talks with invited artists, scholars, and free thinker sab out the study oft hearts.This is one of the Centre for Theatre Studies’s trategies to look for new forms of togetherness and collective thinking while maintaining a provocative stream of academic discussions.

Uriel Orlow

Uriel Orlow is an artist and researcher with a diasporic background working in Lisbon, London, Zurich and elsewhere. He is the recipient of the 2023 Swiss Grand Prix for Art/Prix Meret Oppenheim. Orlow's work has been presented in numerous international survey exhibitions, including the 54th Venice Biennale, Manifesta 9 and 12 in Genk and Palermo, and biennials in Berlin, Dakar, Kochi, Taipei, Sharjah, Moscow, Kathmandu, Guatemala and others. His work has also been shown in London at the Tate, Whitechapel Gallery, Showroom, Gasworks and ICA; in Lisbon at Maat, Casa da...

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