Decolonizing the Collection: A Conversation with Artist Duane Linklater

Tuesday 03 November, 2015
6:30pm, $0

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Floor 9 (Skylight Room)

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Artists Duane Linklater and 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?

Cosponsored by the Mellon Seminar in Public Engagement and Collaborative Research; Narrating Change, Changing Narratives

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