For the Record: Urban Imaginaries
by Het Nieuwe Instituut

Music videos often expose the realities of local communities, circulating them across platforms and borders. Under lockdown and self-isolation, music video formats have actually enabled forms of solidarity and collectivity across different countries. This online event looked at how local realities and changing notions of public space are represented in music videos. Speakers will also reflect on how fans and communities, held together by music, are responding to the current situation, and what modes of collaboration are emerging during social distancing. With Katayoun Arian (researcher, curator and writer), Marguerite van den Berg (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam), Massih Hutak (writer and rapper) and Tim Wes (artist and saxophonist), and moderated by Shay Kreuger.

Katayoun Arian
Marguerite van den Berg
Massih Hutak
Tim Wes
Black Album / White Cube - Kunsthal Rotterdam
by Various Artists