Beatrice von Bismarck

22 November 2013 / Marathon, Acting Archives

Beatrice von Bismarck speaks of the creation of the MA programme Cultures of the Curatorial and the involvement of the course participants in the curatorial project The Subjective Object. The project dealt with an archive of anthropological photography from the late 1920s of the Adivasi people of India and the political and socio-historical issues related to this archive. Several key questions are raised regarding colonialism, the anthropological gaze, the role of museums, the status of exhibits, the role of photography in relation to communal memory, and the ontological standing of the photograph itself.