CORPUS INFINITUM: THE MAJOR ARCANA SYMPOSIUM

The Major Arcana Symposium: The World. Insight at the end of the journey

Event

Friday 24.05 - 18:00 – 20:00 in Amfi 
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Saturday 25.05 - 10:00 – 16:00 in Sky Room 
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The symposium is free, but requires an entrance ticket to the museum on Saturday. Several groups may qualify for free entry. Check if this applies to you here. Note Tickets for the symposium can only be purchased via the links above.

PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY:

18:00
Screening of ‘Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims’ 
19:00
A short discussion of the film with Eili Bråstad and Dennis Møller 
20:00
End  

PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY:  

10:00
Registration and mingling.
10:30
Artistic intervention: Viktor Bromstad with yoik.  
Traditional greeting and welcome from MUNCH 
Opening words by the artists.
11:00
‘Narrative Sovereignty - Film as A Resistance strategy’. 
Round-table discussion with Dennis Møller, Eili Bråstad and Arjuna Neuman, moderated by Liisa-Ravna Finbog .
12:30
Extended lunch break with film screening, the possibility to see the exhibition and mingling.
13:00
Screening of ‘Ancestral Clouds Ancestral Claims’ in Amfi.
13:00
Socialising  
14:20
Artistic intervention: Slam Poetry with Asha Abdullahi and Ida Benonisen.
14:30
‘Towards a Black Feminist Poethics’ – Speculative fiction and poetry as philosophical reflections. 
Conversation with Denise Ferreira da Silva and Michelle Tisdel. 
16:00
Ending.

The museum is open till 21.00 and it will be possible to see the exhibition Corpus Infinitum and other exhibitions during the lunch break and after the symposium is over.  

In relation to the exhibition Corpus Infinitum, MUNCH invites audience, members, and curious minds to engage in a program of exploration through the ‘Major Arcana’-series, curated by Sámi scholar, Liisa-Rávná Finbog. 
  
To mark the closing of the Corpus Infinitum exhibition, and thus the closure of the programme series ‘Major Arcana’, MUNCH will host a symposium that is modeled on the tarot card ‘the World’. In the Major Arcana, ‘the World’ implies completion, the full journey of exploration reaching a place of deep understanding thus fulfilling the narrative of the Fool. 
  
The symposium will seek to facilitate the closure of our journey where discovery and new knowledge from both the exhibition and the series’ preceding events have made its way into deep understanding. It is this understanding that will be the focus of the symposium.

Based on tarot as an alternative source of knowledge, the Major Arcana-series is based on the 22 trumph cards of a tarot deck; these cards follows a narrative journey through innocent exploration, critical engagement, until finally, there is enlightenment. In a similar way, the programme series will bring its participants on a journey, starting with two literary conversations, until it concludes in a symposium.

About Corpus Infinitum 
Are there equitable options to the hegemonic epistemology of the West, which historically has been founded on the ideology of capitalism, extractivism, and subjugation? In their exhibition, Corpus Infinitum, the two artists, Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Neuman puts forth said question, challenging existing conventions by exploring topics such as climate collapse, war, imperialism, and colonization through the senses, employing both poetry, philosophy, quantum physics, and tarot to reimagine what is and what could be. 
  
During the spring there will also be a book club related to the exhibition. Send an email for more information on how to join.

Installation view of the exhibition Corpus Infinitum. Artwork: Arjuna Neuman, Denise Ferreira da Silva. Photo: Ove Kvavik (c) Munchmuseet