Museums of world culture have seldom engaged in any self-conscious examination of the logistics of transporting artifacts to their collections. But how were these collections constituted? How do cultural objects and photographs that record material culture travel to become a source for knowledge production in the west? In short, how did the world come to Europe?
Award-winning Canadian-Vietnamese artist Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn will discuss her recent work Black Atlas, realized as part of the first artist-in-residence programme at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, Sweden, which explores these questions by turning the ethnographic gaze onto itself. The residency was organised by SWICH – Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage – a collaborative project involving ten European museums of Ethnography and World Cultures and with the support of the Sharjah Art Foundation.
The talk will be in English with Vietnamese translation.
Photo by Nguyen Dac Minh
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