We are very sorry to inform you of our decision to postpone the “Arts of Oblivion” symposium, which was due to take place in Ghent next week, because of the coronavirus outbreak. As much as we were hoping that the event could still go ahead as planned, we unfortunately have no choice but to postpone now that the Belgian government and our own institutions are taking increasingly stringent measures in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. These include cancelling large gatherings such as ours. We are looking into rescheduling the event, and will notify you of the new dates as soon as possible.

Artistic, academic, and activist perspectives on the politics of forgetting
International symposium

19-20 March 2020

KASKcinema, Ghent

Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela


Michael Rothberg

Bringing together scholars, artists, and activists to reflect on how, why, and to what effect contemporary culture addresses processes and practices of forgetting in relation to a wide range of histories of violence and trauma. The programme includes a mix of presentations, interviews, roundtables, and film screenings.