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Postcolonial Critique and Artistic Encounters: American South – European East

Performance and debate

Public opening event of the explorative workshop “Postcolonial Critique:
Latin American and Eastern European Perspectivations (American South – European East)”

23 September 2019, 17:30-20:00
Forum Transregionale Studien, Wallotstr. 14, 14193 Berlin

Read the full program of the workshop.
The workshop is a closed event. Registration is not possible.

Clara Frysztacka, Jennifer Ramme, Pablo Valdivia (Europa-Universität Viadrina/IFES)

Read an interview with the conveners here.

The workshop is a cooperation of the Forum Transregional Studies and the Viadrina Institute for European Studies (IFES) of the European University Viadrina.

How far do regions of Eastern Europe and Latin America challenge and diversify the concept of post-colonialism? What do they add and how do they challenge current concepts of post-colonial critique? The explorative workshop “Postcolonial Critique: Latin American and Eastern European Perspectivations (American South – European East)” discusses Eastern Europe and Latin America as specific loci of post-colonial critique and knowledge production. In the opening event the organizers aim to explore the artistic dimensions of this production in dialogue with three artists, whose biographies and works are linked in different ways with the two regions. The event is open to the interested academic and non-academic public, who will have the opportunity to take part to the discussion.

Opening performance “Songs of a Transindigenous Environmental Front” by Joulia Strauss.

Artist Talk “De-centering the Gaze: Artistic Strategies for a Decolonial Future”: Sara Alonso Gómez (art curator, Havana/Paris) will discuss the question of postcolonial positionalities in the context of the arts with the artists Esther Shalev-Gerz (Vilnius/Paris) and Antonio Eligio Fernández (“Tonel”) (Havana/Vancouver), especially the dimensions of alterity and critique.

Find out more about the participating artists.

Call for Papers

The European Culture Research Network (ECRN) of the Council for European Studies invites submissions for papers for the 27th International Conference of Europeanists

Europe's Past, Present, and Future:
Utopias and Dystopias

June 22-24, 2020 | University of Iceland | Reykjavik, Iceland

The ECRN invites submissions for the panel series European Futures: Experiments, Agency, Cultural Practice and session proposals or individual abstracts on all aspects of European culture.

Paper submission is now open 26 August – 15 October.

Download the CfP here.

IFES Working Paper Series’ first issue now online!

“Ambivalences of Europeanization. Modernity and Europe in Perspective” by Timm Beichelt, Clara Frysztacka, Claudia Weber and Susann Worschech is the first issue of the IFES Working Paper Series.

The publication series aims at disseminating first results of ongoing research projects in order to encourage the exchange of ideas and academic debate. The first issue of the series reformulates the teleological concepts of Europeanization by relating them to modernity’s ambivalences.

Free for download here.

Past Events

Information on past events can be found in our archive.