Anubis first pub

3 pm

In French

Moderated by
Pedro Morais, journalist and art critic

Sebastien Gokalp, director of the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration
Anne Lafont, art historian, research director at l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Françoise Vergès, political scientist, president of the association Décoloniser les arts
Fayçal Baghriche, artist

Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration / Doit-on (encore) décoloniser les arts ?

The representation of black bodies in the performing arts and in contemporary art remain the subject of strong ideological rifts, given the abundance of polemics in recent years. Some cry censorship. Others defend a certain ethic within the production and reception of artworks. Will some artists inner worlds ever be decolonized? Might reactions from racial audiences be the expression of a “prevented memory” (Paul Ricoeur) focusing on the treatment of skin colour? Like a past that never passes, slavery and colonisation continue to haunt the walls of exhibition spaces.

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