Decolonial Aesthetics From The Americas

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Saturday, 27 April 2013
Unpack Studio Gallery (11 Willison Square)
3 pm

In conjunction with an upcoming symposium this fall entitled Decolonial Aesthetics From The Americas, a multidisciplinary and collaborative symposium for artists and scholars of the Americas and the Caribbean, this salon will feature texts related to the general framework of the symposium, as selected by the symposium organizers e-fagia and FUSE Magazine, and salon hosts Unpack Studio Gallery.

Decolonial aesthetics acknowledges and subverts the presence of colonial power and control in the realm of the senses. A decolonial option refers to a theoretical, practical or methodological choice geared toward de-linking aesthetics, at the epistemic level, from the discourse of colonialism that is embedded in modernity itself.

A variety of monthly events leading up to the symposium are being organized in an effort to create a dialogue between the artworks and practices performed in Toronto, and the topics of decoloniality. As such, April’s session of No Reading After the Internet will examine the relationship between the Transnational Decolonial Institute’s Manifesto on Decolonial Aesthetics and the role of small, experimental, artist-run spaces in opening and engaging with decolonial and pedagogical practices.

This meeting of No Reading After the Internet (Toronto) is supported by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (as always). Special thanks to e-fagia, FUSE Magazine, and Unpack Studio Gallery for collaboration on organizing the salon.