DECOLONIZE THIS30.04.-20.05.2012 in Y Gallery, Tartu
„Decolonize This“ is first part of aristic research that is focused on geographical identity creation and politics in Estonian and in wider East-European context, using decolonial practices and postcolonial theories. The exhibition observes different layers of coloniality and by questions and hypothetical statements, moves from one layer (imperialism, occupation, self-colonialism of nation states, neocolonialism) to another, criticizing the production and exploitation of massive regional identities, and analyzing the systematically marginalized East-European identity and it`s original relation with the Western society. The aim is to widen geographical consciousness and place sensation (in the context of Tartu) of the community, as well as critical thinking in respect of the past and the present. The exhibition presents certain places and their hypothetical and hidden meanings that are not widely known because of certain processes of identity politics. 100 kilos of cornmeal is shared for free to persons interested or in need.
The whole exposition is uploaded here
The documentation video is here