Blockseminar: 8.11. (Besuch der Akademie der Künste der Welt); 07.+08.12; 25.+26.01.
During the seminar we will explore social and political aspects of curatorial practice, especially the ones determined by colonialism and neocolonialism. We will ask what does it mean to „decolonize“ the artworld and whether „decolonization“ can have negative consequences. Our investigations will be guided by the texts of such authors as Edward Said, Franz Fanon, Achille Mbembe, Vivek Chibber, Gayatri Spivak, Brian O’Doherty, Clémentine Deliss and Monica Jumeja. In the practical part we will analyze concrete exhibitions, especially ones currently presented at the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne. Continue reading