“Alterity” describes a state of being other or different and has become an integral element of postcolonial criticism. The symposium approaches the term both from an artistic and anthropological perspective and asks: What comparisons, relationships, and standards does the construction of alterity imply?
Is alterity a relational and situational concept? How are differences manifested? Anthropologists, curators, art historians, and philosophers not only discuss how the concept can be utilized and mobilized, but also shed light on criticism of it. Building on traditional academic approaches, they discuss new ways to artistically express alterity.
With contributions by Emmanuel Alloa, Khadija Zinnenburg Carroll, Hamid Dabashi, Martin Holbraad, Nora Sternfeld, Clio Nicastro, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Nigel Rapport, Alya Sebti, Rupert Stasch, Julian Warner, and others. Organized by Jonas Tinius (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
The panels on Sep 13 and 14 take place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. The concluding keynote by Hamid Dabashi on Sep 14, at 7 pm, takes place at SAVVY Contemporary (Plantagenstraße 31, 13347 Berlin).”
Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) as a guest at HKW
Detailed program: www.carmah.berlin