Postkoloniale dialoger i kunsten: En analyse af udstillingen Blinde vinkler i transnationalt perspektiv

Camilla Lund Mikkelsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale

Abstrakt

Postcolonial relations between Europe and its' former colonies are hybrid and complex. This thesis explores how art can contribute to dialogues on coloniality and colonialism in the former metropolitan center. A postcolonial and whiteness studies approach is taken on the in-depth analysis of four artworks from the exhibition Blind spots in Copenhagen. With inspiration from Homi Bhabha and Richard Dyer it is shown how racism, nostalgia and opposition is conveyed through the exhibition. Blind spots represents an approach to colonialism and coloniality which encourages the visitor to be self-reflective and critical of both the exhibition's and their own notions. History is represented as constantly evolving and simultaneously reinterpreted from a variety of positions. Blind spots shows an interesting way to start a postcolonial dialogue between Europe and its' former colonies by showing how all memory of the colonial past is shaped by contemporary interpretations entangled in postcolonial power structures.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogDansk
Udgivelsesdato2018
Antal sider73
VejledereLars Jensen

Emneord

  • Postkolonialisme
  • Kolonialisme
  • Kunstkritik
  • Homi Bhabha
  • Richard Dyer
  • Hvidhedsstudier
  • Blinde vinkler
  • De Amerikanske Jomfruøer
  • De Danskvestindiske Øer