About the part that art plays in a globalising society

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Symposium: Politics of Transmission. The 'Other' subject-object of a European community?

In a deliberately provocative manner this conference series examines
the possible links between the esthetic representation of „primitive
art” in European cultural institutions and the status and
representation of migrants in the nations hosting these collections.

Special attention will be paid to the role that ethnography museums can
play in shaping the perception of migrants and the polymorphous
constructions of national and European identities.

This multidisciplinary conference series invites curators,
philosophers, anthropologists, psychoanalysts, jurists and
representatives of migrant populations among others to share their
knowledge of and experiences with cultural and political institutions.

The first conference will take place in Paris on 27 November 2010, the
second in Brussels on 13 May 2011, and the third in Copenhagen.
Organized by The Research Center on Art (Créart-Phi) at Nanterre
University (France), The Copenhagen Doctoral School of Cultural
Studies, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and The Royal Museum for
Central Africa, Tervuren (Belgium).

Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA), 27 Novembre 2010

Museology / Migration /