WE DEY means WE ARE*
Vienna is a place where the contemporary art scene mostly focuses on Euro-American perspectives. Artists of Colour and Black artists are kept mostly isolated from the contemporary art scene. On rare occasions they are invited into these spaces but under specific framework of having to fulfill white desires for “exotic” bodies of work.
WE DEY X SPACE aims to change this uneven power structure within the Viennese art scene by creating a self-organised art space in which BPoC artists are able to speak up, to show their works in a self-determined way.
We are proud to say that we have come a long way. In May 2017 WE DEY found a permanent home at WE DEY x SPACE in Vienna, Austria. We are organising exhibitions, workshops, performance nights, poetry events, self-care sundays, yoga classes and contemporary dance classes. We aim to create a space of support for and by Black and PoC women*/non-binary/trans*/inter/femmes. A space to connect to each other, to get to know each other better, to work on alliances and future projects. A space that allows us to think and voice our needs and wishes/visions.
* in pidgin – an appropriation of the colonial language english which is spoken in former British colonies such as Ghana, Nigeria and by the West African diaspora both on the continent and living abroad.
We will spend the money on:
- Maintaining the BPoC community space (rent, electricity, internet, insurance) for 2017 1800.-
- Production costs for exhibitions (material costs, transport, printing costs) 600.-
- Projector for film screenings & presentations 600.-
Total Amount 3000.-
26 % of € 3000
€ 785 reached in total
24 days to go