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04.03.22 Boek Klup #1

Join us on Museumnacht 010 for the launch of Boek Klup with artists Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva, Alaa Abu Asad & Ulufer Çelik!

+ Book Launch: Colonial Banality by Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva

+ Draw, translate, play with Alaa Abu Asad & Ulufer Çelik

+ Make your own recycled riso-print notebook

+ Polyglot karaoké 

Boek Klup is a collaborative project that explores language and translation through the practice of independent publishing. For our first event, Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva will launch her new book, Colonial Banality, and Alaa Abu Asad & Ulufer Çelik invite you join in their translation-memory game, based on their publication I love it when translation can be found to agree with our weird desires. 

Throughout the evening, you are invited to share your first, second and perhaps even third language through drawing, play and song. At our bookbinding station you can make a Nootboek to collect your (mis)translations and memories. Join our polyglot karaoké — sing your favourite lyrics in your mother tongue and dance the night away!

19:15 – 20:00: Introduction and artist talks

20:00 onwards: Bookbinding station

20:00 – 21:00: Drawing session

21:00 – 22:00: Memory game: translate and play

22:00 – 00:00: Polyglot karaoké and music

Proceeds from sales will be donated to the earthquake recovery efforts in Turkey and Syria, and humanitarian support for Ukraine. Donations can be given throughout the entire night — please give generously!

Artist, researcher and photographer Alaa Abu Asad develops alternative trajectories in which (re)presentation, translation, looking, reading and understanding can intersect. His work takes form in writing, image making and interactive installations, in which he visualises his research and methodology of exploring the boundaries of languages. 

Ulufer Çelik is a Turkish artist, who lives and works in Rotterdam. Her artistic practice explores the potentialities of narrative and myth-making, that is expressed through moving image, poetry, memory and sound. She is a part of Eat-House Food Collective, and a member of Putsebocht 3 and W1555 Artist Community that are located in Rotterdam South.

Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva is a visual artist and illustrator, currently based in Rotterdam, NL, born in Ufa, RU. She describes her practice as a crossover of fine art and illustration. During her career, she has worked both as an editorial, commercial illustrator for publishing houses around the world, and as an independent artist for galleries and museums. Since 2019 she teaches illustration at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, NL.