‘Decolonizing the Collection’

November 3rd 2015, local artist Duane Linklater travelled to the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center in New York to participate in an artist conversation – ‘Decolonizing the Collection’: […]

November 3rd 2015, local artist Duane Linklater travelled to the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center in New York to participate in an artist conversation – ‘Decolonizing the Collection’:

Artists Duane Linklater, Christopher Stackhouse and anthropologist Audra Simpson discuss the ways in which contemporary art practitioners address the colonialist legacy of museum collecting in their work. Select histories and narratives are rendered legible by artworks and artifacts presented in institutional settings while other histories and narratives are concealed, obscured and rewritten.

Linklater’s recent works include 3-D prints of Indigenous objects accessioned into Western collections, querying ideas of authorship, ownership, sovereignty, and provenance. His work will serve as a point of departure for the conversation, asking: who are these objects speaking for? who speaks for these objects? And what are they saying?

Duane Linklater, Installation 'Salt 11'

Duane Linklater, Installation ‘Salt 11’

Visit CUNY Graduate Center website  to view talk.

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