Curating as Anti-Racist Practice: a new book on the themes of curating, exhibition theory & practice
The book was presented by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński and Nora Sternfeld (editors), Minna Henriksson, Ahmed Al-Nawas, Marianne Niemelä, Christopher Wessels (authors/contributors), and followed by Q&A.
The anthology Curating as Anti-Racist Practice reflects upon museums and exhibitions from the perspective of postcolonial museology and critical migration and regime research. Beyond critical analysis, this collection of texts is about collecting strategies and forms of action that make it possible to think of curating as anti-racist practice. Using as springboards the intersections between social battlefields and curatorial practices, as well as a focus on agency, this book examines the relationality of struggles for and against representation. Therefore, the focus is on discursive strategies of resistance, contact zones and approaches to re-appropriation.
The book is published by the Department of Art in co-operation with University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Book available from Aalto Arts Books