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Master Symposium 2022 - THE GEOPOLITICS OF CARE

Semester
1./3. Semester
Dates

9. - 11. November 2022

10:00 – 12:30 / 13:30 – 16:30

ECTS
3 ECTS
Kunsthochschule
Universität / Haute École
Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Institut Kunst Gender Natur
Teacher
Prof. Chus Martínez, Quinn Latimer and Guests
Contact email
for student applications
Content description

THE GEOPOLITICS OF CARE : THE WORLD EMERGING FROM THE POSTCOLONIAL CONDITION

This symposium will pay special attention to areas of the world where the artistic production goes hand in hand with the reclamation of a voice, freedom, and also the narratives of liberation after colonial occupation.
Focusing on art practices informed by feminisms and decolonisation in the Middle East, Africa and Asia we will be addressing the challenges of a definition of contemporary art that is still very dependent on the West and of artistic practices that are either excluded from the canon absorbed by the global art platforms which tend to ignore local complexities and homogenise the margins. Stressing the distinctiveness of women’s emancipation in localities that involve specific experiences in relation to gender, religion, tradition and modernity may help us to understand how also art, as a practice, as a language, may become more diverse, more able to encompass the needs of every specific context. The permanent re-interrogation of the essentialising categories of culture is a central part of this symposium.

Remarks

Students are expected to read the materials that will be distributed beforehand; to actively participate in the discussion; to research and look after examples of the subjects exposed in the symposium in their immediate context; to be attentive at the cultural and contextual diffe-rences that exist in the different countries.

Registration deadline:

10. September 2022