Decolonial Borderlands: Reflecting Colonialism in the Art Academy

Curated by Imayna Caceres and Sophie Utikal.

An exploration of strategies by Black and People of Color artists from different diasporas in the Academy of Fine Arts who expose through their own experiences how coloniality lives through all dimensions of life: its impact on bodies marked by the social construct of "race", social class, gender, sexuality, disability or spirituality, among other intersections. The works speak of the need for decolonizing the art academy, pluralisation of knowledge production, and how to effect change in discursive, social, political, and material realities. Another recurrent theme of the participating artists is the own manifestation and reconfiguration of the self, disrupting the hegemonic attempts of making their bodies and stories invisible.

With Works by: Jean-Pierre Cueto, Anti*Colonial Fantasies, Amoako Boafo, Verena Melgarejo Weinandt, Rini Mitra, Sophie Utikal, Mariel Rodríguez , Sunanda Mesquita, Stephanie Misa, Gerardo Montes de Oca, Hansel Sato, Ruby Sircar, Pêdra Costa, Colectivo Trenza, Maira Caixeta, Mzamo Jama Nondlwana and more. Rundgang of the Akademie der bildenden Künste, 19.-22.01.2017.