"Künste dekolonisieren" - Last event

Feb. 12th, 2018, Marissa Lôbo: "Tired but not uncool, healing but not esoteric, outside but not forever!", Nana Adusei-Poku: "Decolonizing Art University: Emanzipierte Blicke – von visuellem Ungehorsam"

Lecture series of the DFG-Graduiertenkolleg "Das Wissen der Künste" in cooperation with the Studium Generale, UdK Berlin 

Last session of the series "Künste dekolonisieren"
 Feb. 12th, 2018 - 6 to 8pm
Room 158 
Universität der Künste Berlin
Hardenbergstr. 33
10623 Berlin

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Marissa Lôbo (artist, curator, activist): Tired but not uncool, healing bit not esoteric, outside but not forever!

Marissa Lôbo is an activist and artist born in Bahia, Brazil, living and working in Vienna after some years in Italy and Portugal. She studied  post-conceptual art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna  and is a PhD candidate in Philosophy there. In her artistic work, often performative, she addresses hegemonic sexualised and racialized body regimes from a queer of color perspective. She aims to de-colonize queer theory and to intervene in white supremacist narratives. For many years she was the head of the cultural department of the association maiz, a self-organization of migrants, where she created projects between cultural and political education, trying to programmatically connect politics, education and the arts from a migrant perspective

Nana Adusei-Poku (art and cultural scientist): Emanzipierte Blicke – von visuellem Ungehorsam und strategischen Aneignungen

Nana Adusei-Poku (PhD) is an independent scholar, writer and educator as well as Guest Lecturer in Media Arts and Master of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts, Zurich. She received her PhD from Humboldt University Berlin for her thesis on post-black art as part of the Graduate program called “Gender as a category of Knowledge”, following degrees in African studies and gender studies at Humboldt University, and in media and communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Ghana, Legon; the London School of Economics; and Columbia University, New York. She published i.e. the article  “Post-Post-Black?” In Nka-Journal for Contemporary African Art and „Catch me if you can!“ which is a critical reflection on the state of Diversity and Decolonisation in the Arts and Art education. In her most recent publication “On Being Present Where You Wish to Disappear,” Adusei-Poku questions the notion of nothingness, universality, and whiteness common in the contemporary art world.

Lecture languages: German and English