Perverse Decolonization

Friday, October 5, 2018

2pm | Logan Center Terrace Seminar Room (915 E 60 St)

Logan Center Exhibitions is pleased to host a roundtable discussion as part of the international collaborative project Perverse Decolonization. Initiated by the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne, Perverse Decolonization is an international research and discussion project addressing the current crisis of postcolonial studies and identity politics and its possible appropriations in new nationalisms emerging on a global scale.

Featuring contributions by sociologist Jan Sowa and Chicago-based scholars Ronak K. Kapadia and Patrisia Macías-Rojas, this discussion considers the rise of new forms of populisms globally and will cover topics such as artistic responses to the War on Terror, partisan immigration debates in the United States and the appropriation of post-colonial theory by right-wing populist politics in Poland. Moderated by Yesomi Umolu, Exhibitions Curator.

Perverse Decolonization is presented by Logan Center Exhibitions and the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne. Perverse Decolonization is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Additional support provided by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, University of Chicago (3CT).