• Gives-on-and-with:: Decolonial Moves of the Transcultural
  • Gives-on-and-with:: Decolonial Moves of the Transcultural
  • Gives-on-and-with:: Decolonial Moves of the Transcultural
  • Gives-on-and-with:: Decolonial Moves of the Transcultural

Gives-on-and-with:
Decolonial Moves of the Transcultural

15 January
15 March, 2021

Curated by: Noor Bhangu

Gives-on-and-with:
Decolonial Moves of the Transcultural

GLAM Collective, Zinnia Naqvi, Ayman Alazraq, Luanda Carneiro Jacoel, and Mariana Muñoz Gomez

Curated by: Noor Bhangu

Three decades ago, Édouard Glissant proposed in Poetics of Relation that our responsibility to remember is greater than our own history. In our decolonial times and globalizing art locales, this potentializing responsibility remains clumsy and out of reach. This project asks, “How can we make the work of transcultural relation central in the production of global art (or artwork that travels) in ways that both value and deconstruct historical knowledge in the same order?”

This two-part exhibition is durational, polylogical, and writerly. As part of the first iteration at Or Gallery, artists will lead weekly sessions where they will apply selected readings to discussions of their research, works-in-progress, or ‘dreaming’ projects. The aim of this discursive format is to use desire, contradiction, and process to give knowledge on, and with, others.

Over the course of the exhibition, Or Gallery will present works of art by featured artists in an accumulative fashion. This process will unfold alongside the weekly sessions and be completed by the end of the exhibition run on March 15, 2021.

[Image: Zinnia Naqvi, Performative Citation, 2019. Courtesy of the Artist.]

[Exhibition installation photos by Dennis Ha.]

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