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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:30pm



Enacting the Archives, Discentering the Muses: Museums and Biennials in the Colonial Horizon of Modernity

Using three examples - the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, the Museum of Asian Civilizations in Singapore and the SharjahBiennial 11, 2013 - Mignolo will argue that complex processes of delinking and dewesternization are taking place in the sphere of museums and biennials, parallel to the economic and political process of delinking currently under way in the economic and political arena. He will distinguish these processes from decolonial delinking that can be seen in, for example, the work of Fred Wilson, Pedro Lasch and Tanja Ostojic. This lecture is made possible with the support of the Comini Lecture Series, Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute Fellows Seminar Program, The Margaret W. and Herbert L. DuPont Lecture in Hispanic Studies, the English Department and the Meadows Museum.


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