18 April 2017
Hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza

The exhibition Mondialité was inaugurated by an opening day of interviews and performances hosted by Obrist and Raza at the Boghossian Foundation.

Participants : Luc Tuymans, Sylvie Glissant and Genevieve Gallego, Koo Jeong A, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Martin Guinard, Daniel Boyd, Raqs Media Collective and Otolith Group, Valerio Adami and Antonio Segui, Anjalika Sagar, Manthia Diawara, Paul Dujardin, Jacques Coursil, Justin Kennedy, Mârten Spângberg.

Luc Tuymans

Sylvie Glissant & Genevieve Gallego


Martin Guinard

Daniel Boyd


10 September 2017
Hosted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza

To mark the publication of Mondialité, ou les archipels d’Edouard Glissant, editors Hans Ulrich Obrist and Asad Raza invited artists, writers and contributors for a day of talks, readings and performances at the Villa Empain. The day included a book signing.

Participants: Shumon Basar & Douglas Coupland, Vinciane Despret, Anne-Claire Schmitz & Dirk Snauwaert, agnès b. & Sylvie Glissant, Isaac Julien & Mark Nash, Rem Koolhaas, Manthia Diawara, Patrick Chamoiseau, Mette Edvardsen, Justin E.H. Smith, Eszter Salamon.


For the book Mondialité; or the archipelagos of Edouard Glissant, artists and thinkers contribute texts, excerpts and images to a commonplace book that explores key Glissantian concepts such as pensée du tremblement, créolisation, and opacité, inspired by La terre, le feu, l’eau et les vents, Glissant’s own poetic anthology.

Contributors include Adonis, Valerio Adami, Etel Adnan, Sophia Al-Maria, K. Anthony Appiah, Philippe Artières, Kader Attia, Miquel Barcelo, Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Boyd, Patrick Chamoiseau, Edith Dekyndt, Manthia Diawara, Simone Fattal, Geneviève Gallego, Sylvie Glissant, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Koo Jeong A, Wifredo Lam, Bruno Latour, Ranjana Leyendecker, Roberto Matta, Steve McQueen,Fred Moten, Molly Nesbit, Otolith Group, Walter Price, Raqs Media Collective, Adrián Villar Rojas, Antonio Segui, Sylvie Sema, Justin E.H. Smith, and Gayatri Spivak.

Edited in French and English

A booklet was edited for the visitors.

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