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A Salt Box and a Bracelet Conversing with a Painting: Decolonising a Post-Soviet Museum in the Caucasus
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)In: Decolonising Museum / [ed] Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, L'Internationale Online , 2015, 123-129 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Museums are institutes of knowledge production, conservation and distribution. Their decolonisation involves their liberation from principles which are deeply-rooted in modernity/ coloniality. Perceptive and epistemic operations which control the appreciation of, and interaction with, artworks and other museum artefacts are problematised. Decolonisation also questions the museum as such, as embodying the “hubris of the zero point” (Castro-Gómez 1995), or the sensing and thinking subject, European by default, occupying a delocalised and disembodied vantage point which eliminates any other possible ways to produce, transmit and represent knowledge, allowing for a world view to be built on a rigid essentialist progressivist model.

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L'Internationale Online , 2015. 123-129 p.
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museums, decolonization, contemporary art
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Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-131968OAI: diva2:1034727
Available from: 2016-10-12 Created: 2016-10-12 Last updated: 2016-10-20Bibliographically approved

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