"If I could find the spot where truth echoes..."- How/is it possible to decolonise the art space?

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Sternfeld, Nora
dc.contributor.author Wessels, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-29T10:22:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-29T10:22:56Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/19876
dc.description.abstract This thesis is an attempt to re­think and re­shape the Finnish art scene. Using the theoretical framework of decoloniality, postcolonialism and feminism we ask: How/is it possible to decolonise the art space? This question is immediately followed by others: Would it be enough to just have a more ‘representative’ scene or does it involve a more radical process of transformation? And how does one relate this to broader society? Is decolonisation even relevant in Finnish society? We use auto/ethnography as our methodology to analyse and interrogate our own involvement in the gallery/collective T​hird Space​– a context that tries to subvert and transgress dualistic categories. Despite our contradictions and ambiguities we attempt to create a political/artistic space of negotiation and commoning rather than exclusion. Situating ourselves as co­founders and part of the artistic/curatorial collective, we will look at the critique leveled at us specifically. Writing together with Ahmed Al-Nawas is an extension of our praxis at T​hird Space.​ en
dc.format.extent 96
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title "If I could find the spot where truth echoes..."- How/is it possible to decolonise the art space? en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.subject.keyword thirdspace en
dc.subject.keyword third space en
dc.subject.keyword anti-racist curatorial praxis en
dc.subject.keyword decoloniality en
dc.subject.keyword postcolonial feminism en
dc.subject.keyword marginal en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201603291497
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Sternfeld, Nora
dc.programme fi


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