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Einladung/Invitation: Workshop with Dr. Daniela Labra: "From adversity we came", 14.06.2019

"From adversity we came": Learning from Latin American decolonial theories, curatorial and artistic practices.


Workshop by Dr. Daniela Labra (curator)

14.06.2019, 2pm

Within the framework of the AG Decolonial Aesthetics/Practices.




The title of this workshop quotes a phrase from the iconic Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica, whose work brought together erudite and popular culture in propositions of a critical and relational nature, still in the 1960s, in Rio de Janeiro. His practice and discourse defended the creative potential of adversity in underdeveloped countries as a source of original aesthetic reinvention and political resistance.


This workshop summons an exercise of reflection based on the analysis of artistic projects, curatorial proposals and texts of Latin American authors, elaborated since the decade of 1960 that problematize, in decolonial approaches, the historical narrative and the eurocentric artistic canon. The knowledge of these sources, still little studied outside their regions of origin, is a door for new artistic approaches, curatorial and contemporary theorists concerned with revising and re-configuring the persistent colonial narrative still adopted by European art and cultural institutions.


Space is limited. For registration please contact Juana Awad: j.awad@udk-berlin.de.


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