Category Archives: Postcolonial

the remains of race: interrupting aesthetics/blackness/postcolonial mourning

Forthcoming talk: ‘Sediments and Arrhythmias: race, sense and sensation’ Seminar – The Remains of Race: Interrupting Aesthetics/Blackness/Postcolonial Mourning Mar 01, 2017 05:00 PM Location: IAS Common Ground, Ground Floor, South Wing, Wilkins Building, UCL We are pleased to welcome Ashwani Sharma … Continue reading

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‘Then and Now: the changing context of debate?’ – notes on Contemporary Art and Archives [2011]

Documenting some old talks on the blog – this one seems still very relevant now. Notes for a talk on archives, cultural institutions, art and ‘new internationalism’ for an Iniva event that I spoke at on 9 Nov 2011 (Organised … Continue reading

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Postcolonial Matters – Naples 14 June 2012

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How Do you Like Your Diversity? Unravelling Multiculturalism, Interculturalism and Cosmopolitanism

      22nd May 2012 at   6:30pm – 8:30pm @ Rivington Place, London Panel discussion led by Handel Kashope Wright, with respondents Mica Nava, Roshini Kempadoo and Ashwani Sharma. Date: 22nd May 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30pm Location: Rivington Place, London … Continue reading

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Then and Now: The changing context of debate?

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)                                                      Wednesday 9 November, 6:30pm £5 (£3 concessions) Rivington Place, EC2A 3BA The current exhibition Entanglement: The Ambivalence of Identity (14th September – 19th November 2011) curated by Iniva provides an opportunity to explore a … Continue reading

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At the Edge of the Frame

This is piece I wrote about the photographic work of my friend and colleague Roshini Kempadoo for her retrospective exhibition catalogue in 2004 – Roshini Kempadoo Works 1990-2004. See her website for further images referenced here. At the Edge of … Continue reading

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State of Exception?

The ‘war on terror’ is essentially a security and policing operation on a global sphere. While there has been much debate about the significance of 9/11 as an event, if it is approached through the lens of the shifts in … Continue reading

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War on Democracy

The recent UK TV screening of John Pilger’s War on Democracy feature-length documentary was a timely reminder of American governmental initiation and support of genocide and fascism, and the undermining of democracy, in Latin American over the last century. In … Continue reading

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Re-Presenting Diasporas

I am presenting this paper at the Re-Presenting Diaspora conference – White rhizomes and the racial sublime: rethinking diaspora and subjectivity Abstract The dominant western discourses in contemporary cinematic and digital media theories have effectively incorporated the concept of diaspora … Continue reading

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