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Susuana Amoah: Curating Chromophobia
18 May 2021 Free
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for a talk and screening by artist-curator Susuana Amoah that delves into the question: What do white walls have to do with whiteness?
Chromophobia and White Cube Galleries is a video-essay by Susuana that discusses the implications of white cube aesthetics in contemporary art galleries, specifically looking at the connections between chromophobia, the aesthetics of modernity/coloniality, and attitudes towards artists of colour. Expect a presentation followed by conversation.
About the artist
Susuana Amoah is an artist-curator and PhD researcher at Goldsmiths University of London. Susuana’s research project explores how cultural equity can be realised in public contemporary art galleries in England through decolonial approaches to curatorial practice. The study maps the influence of European modern art theories within the development of conventional contemporary curatorial practices and examines how these colonial/modernist ideologies and practices work to produce epistemicide and reinforce cultural imperialism. Through the engagement of a mixture of participatory action research and creative qualitative evaluation methods, this practice-led research project ultimately aims to develop an ethical framework and guidance for decolonial curatorial practice.
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