Postcolonialism and After
April 14-April 30, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday, April 14th 7-11pm
The "Postcolonialism and After" exhibition and art history symposium will delve into the current trends that have emerged from postcolonialism in both academic scholarship and contemporary artistic practice. At its conception, postcolonialism encompassed both the analysis of colonial discourse and the writings of the ex-colonized. More recently, it has evolved to define writings that resist colonialism in all its manifestations and examines the body of culture impacted by imperialism up to the present day. Globalization and the increasing closeness of peripheral territories have had a large affect on postcolonial studies, with some even arguing that globalization renders postcolonialism obsolete. Art historical papers and artworks incorporating issues of globalization, transnationalism, and multiculturalism are the emphasis of this joint graduate symposium and exhibition. Participating artists: Julie Weitz, Bettina Allamoda, Cyane Rollins Tornazky, Jessica Wimbley, Josue Pellot, Dhanraj Emanuel, and Glynnis Reed
Keynote speakers at USF:
Both speakers will be presenting at the graduate symposium to be held Friday, April 14 2006 from 9-4pm at Traditions Hall in the Alumni Center of the University of South Florida
Okwui Enwezor is the Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at San Francisco Art Institute. Enwezor was Artistic Director of Documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany (1998–2002) and the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (1996–1997). He is curator of numerous exhibitions in some of the most distinguished museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London. As a writer, critic, and editor, his publications include Reading the Contemporary: African Art, from Theory to the Marketplace (MIT Press, Cambridge and INIVA, London) and Mega Exhibitions: Antinomies of a Transnational Global Form (Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munich).
Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He has participated in the Venice, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Sydney, Istanbul Biennales, Documenta in Kassel, Germany, and Magiciens de la Terre, Paris (1989). Major solo exhibitions include the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.