Research Pavilion: Post-Colonial Artist-Organisation in African Regions?

Lauantai, syyskuu 23, 2017 - 17:00 - 18:15
Sala del Camino, Venice
Research Pavilion

Post-independence art institutions in many African countries demonstrate a move from Eurocentric-colonial to decolonial models. What are the organizational strategies originated by artists in post-colonial Africa? Given art’s ambivalent globalization and the wish to institute ‘alternative’ models (self-organisation) outside market-determined and state-sanctioned models, what can we learn from self-organised African contexts? (A Stretched Seminar)

17.00 Welcome: Food and light refreshments
17.15 Self-Organisation: Why this question now? Why this question here? Mick Wilson
17.30 Presentation 1: Invited Guest Speaker 1 (to be confirmed)
18.00 Discussion
18.30 Preliminary Research on Self-Organisation in Some African Contexts
Stretched Research Team Members
19.00 Presentation 2: Invited Guest Speaker 2 (to be confirmed)
19.30 Discussion
20.00 Closing remarks
20.15 Close

Organised by Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg.

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This event is part of the Research Pavilion’s Camino Events series, a cross-artistic program which consists of screenings, concerts, seminars, artist talks, performances and interventions from over 100 artists and artistic-researchers from art universities of Northern Europe.

The Research Pavilion is created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.

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