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Art and Decolonization

18-19 oct 2018
Public talk
MASP, Museu de Arte de São Paulo.

Our first joint seminar in our 2018–19 collaboration with Museu de Arte de São Paulo will explore the topic of Art and Decolonization. The seminar will provide a forum where cultural theorists, curators and artists from South America, Africa, the United States and Europe can raise questions and formulate proposals for the reinterpretation of exhibitions and museum collections in non-canonical and decolonised ways.

Rosina Becker do Valle, Índio da floresta (Caboclo), 1963

The seminar’s participants will address the emergence of new artistic and curatorial practices that explicitly question and critique colonial legacies in art, curation and critical art writing. It is intended that this seminar, as well as the subsequent ones to be organised by the two institutions, should stimulate further discussion and research on de-colonial and post-colonial studies, encouraging and supporting the development of international debates regarding these subjects.

Coordination: Adriano Pedrosa, André Mesquita, Caroline Woodley and Mark Lewis, in collaboration with Ana Bilbao and Yaiza Hernández Velázquez.

Speakers include Bambi Ceuppens, Candice Hopkins, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza, Esther Gabara, Julieta González, Lewis R. Gordon, Luciana Ballestrin, Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Rolando Vázquez, Sheena Wagstaff, Shela Sheikh, Suely Rolnik, Yaiza Hernández Velázquez.

Art and Decolonization
18–19 October 2018, 10:00–17:30

Museu de Arte de São Paulo
Assis Chateaubriand
Av. Paulista

Produced with the support of the British Academy and University of the Arts London.

The event is free to attend. For more information and for registration visit the MASP website.