Alanna Lockward on Decolonial Aesthetics
Key note speech by Alanna Lockward on Decolonial Aesthetics. Alanna Lockward is a writer, critic and independent curator.
Alanna Lockward is the founding director of Art Labour Archives, a cultural platform and agency responsible for producing situation-specific art events and exhibitions since 1996 in the US, the Caribbean, Europe and the African continent.
Furthermore she is the general manager of the Transnational Decolonial Institute. Here project BE.BOP with editions in 2012, 2013 and 2014 was presented in collaboration with Allianz Kulturstiftung in the Ballhaus Naunynstrassin Berlin, the Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen and Framer Framed in Amsterdam.
Her lecture Decolonial Aesthetics (17 June 2012) was part of a series of events organized by Framer Framed in the context of the exhibition Who More Sci-Fi Than Us? curated by Nancy Hoffmann, at Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
See also the contribution of Alanna Lockward to the seminar On Afrophobia: Towards Decolonial Curatorial Approaches. With: Nana Adusei-Poku, Christine Eyene, Alanna Lockward and Christian Nyampeta. Moderated by Kjell Caminha.
Through interventions by curators, artists and researchers, the event suggested different approaches towards decolonial curatorial practices – seeking to acknowledge and promote Afropean knowledge and visibility, hopefully counteracting through art, on the increasing Afrophobia in today’s Europe.
Documented by Camilla Topuntoli in Glashuset, Valand Academy (Gothenburg, Sweden), January 18, 2016.