Elvira Dyangani Ose: Collective Art Practices

04 December 2012 / Acting Archives, Conversation

part I

part II

part III

Elvira Dyangani Ose presents a series of works by African artists as a basis for a discussion with a group of students from Addis Ababa and Berlin. Several questions and issues are raised in relation to curatorial practices such as how an artist’s biography influences the collection of his or her work; the building of public space; the role of art in society; ‘African-ness’; Jürgen Habermas’s concept of public space; the use of public space by artists; the breakdown between centre and periphery in the art world; the politics of labelling world art in order to make it collectible; and the Western artist as opposed to the non-Western artist.