Daniel Boyd in 'Mondialité' at the Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

8 March 2017

Daniel Boyd will be presenting work in Mondialité at the Villa Empain, an exhibition space run by the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels, Belgium. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Asad Raza, this exhibition focuses on the Martinican writer, poet, philosopher, and literary critic Edouard Glissant and his inspiring call for a global dialogue that does not erase local cultures.

In our current moment, there is much to remind one of the international debates swirling around cosmopolitanism at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, homogenizing forces are leading to extinctions, both through environmental degradation and the disappearance of cultural phenomena, yet at the same time, to refuse the forces of globalization risks returning to dangerous forms of neo-localism and neo-nationalism. Returning to a key creative thinker of our time, the exhibition proposes the importance of a nuanced version of global dialogue, now more than ever.

Opening on 19 April, the exhibition runs until 27 August.