One-day conference: The Art of Nordic Colonialism

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2019-10-07 09:00 - 16:00
Address: Manutooq 1, 3905 Nusssuaq

The research project »The Art of Nordic Colonialism: Writing Transcultural Art Histories«, funded by the Danish Carlsberg Foundation, brings together researchers, curators, and artists working on art and visual culture related to Nordic colonial projects in the Caribbean, West Africa, India, Greenland, Iceland, and Sápmi. Together with the Department of Cultural and Social History at the University of Greenland and Nuuk Art Museum, the research group will hold a public one-day conference at the University of Greenland during “Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival” 2019.

Artists took actively part in imperialist projects from the 17th century and onwards, either as participants in colonial expeditions, as »tourists« and travelers, or as onlookers from home. At the same time, colonized subjects used aesthetic practices in their resistance to colonial rule. The conference will commence a collective examination and discussion of the role colonialism has had on the creation and reception of art and art histories across the Nordic countries and their former colonies from the 1600s up until the present.

The conference will be held in English. Attendance is free and everyone is welcome!

However, since space is limited, please register by writing an email with your name and, if applicable, position, organization and country to before 1 October 2019.

The conference program will be published in September.

Read more about »The Art of Nordic Colonialism« on the project’s website: