Monday, May 21, 2012

30.04.-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.
Thank you Laura Põld, thank you Marek Mäemets, thank you Epp Kubu, thank you Eva Labotkin, thank you Indrek Grigor, thank you Kaisa Eiche, thank you Eesti Kultuurkapital, thank you Archimedes, thank you Balti Veski AS, thank you Timo Toots, thank you Tartu Kunstimaja, thank you Tartu Kunstimuuseum


The whole exposition is uploaded here

The documentation video is here

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