Project 1975 : contemporary art & the postcolonial unconsciousOther(s) author(s) : Bouwhuis, Jelle, [editore] ; Winking, Kerstin, [editore]Language : EnglishLondon : Black dog, 2014181 orrialde : koloretako eta zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 24 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeISBN : 978-1-908966-22-3.Postcolonialism | Art and anthropology | Art -- Political aspects | Art and society | Abstract | Project
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Project 1975 started as a two/year programme exploring the relationship between contemporary art and postcoloniality, which gains more and more relevance to artists and thinkers in the context of ever-present global trade and exchange. It addressed key questions such as: How do artists today view the historic or contemporary acts of colonial powers? Do colonial mindsets persist in art and its institutions? What can replace the tacitly embraced multicultural normalisation of the 1990s? These questions elicited various artistic and critical responses, many of which are presented and discussed in this book.
In the title, 1975 refers to the year of the questionable transition from colonialism to postcolonialism."Project 1975" exposed some of the complex and unresolved issues artising from colonialism, and the ambivalence that is inherent to the term "postcolonial". Contemporary art is an eminently suitable outlet for reflections on these issues, not least because of its widespread critical tendency towards today's geopolitics -and its concurrent involvement with it. "Project 1975" comprised exhibitions, seminars, reading groups, presentations, commissioned articles and a dedicated website.
This book includes essays, documentary material and references to the debates, presentations, and artworks made in the framework of "Project 1975". It is structured around the art-theoretical positions offered by Sven Lütticken and Ashley Dawson, reinforced by interviews with artists and curators who contributed to the project: Alfredo Jaar, Vincent Vulsma, Karî Kachä Seid'ou, Senam Okudzeto, Charl Landvreugd and Katarina Zdjelar.