BALTIC+

Return to the Postcolony: Specters of Colonialism in Contemporary Art

Return to the Postcolony: Specters of Colonialism in Contemporary Art
Library Shelf Location 05.DEMO
Publication Date 2013
Description In the wake of failed states, growing economic and political inequality, and the ongoing US- and NATO-led wars for resources, security, and economic dominance worldwide, contemporary artists are revisiting former European colonies, considering past injustices as they haunt the living yet remain repressed in European consciousness. With great timeliness, projects by Sven Augustijnen, Vincent Meessen, Zarina Bhimji, Renzo Martens, and Pieter Hugo have emerged during the fiftieth anniversary of independence for many African countries, inspiring a kind of “reverse migration”—a return to the postcolony, which drives an ethico-political as well as aesthetic set of imperatives: to learn to live with ghosts, and to do so more justly.
ISBN 9783943365429
Quantity 1
Pages 176
Author T J Demos
Format Paperback
Publisher Sternberg Press, Berlin
Related Artists Zarina Bhimji, Pieter Hugo, Vincent Meessen, Sven Augustijnen, Renzo Martens
Category Art Theory/Criticism
Related Country/Global Region Africa
Language English

Other Artists

Other Recent Books