"Art and Decolonization" is a long-term project carried out jointly by MASP and Afterall - a research and publishing center at the University of the Arts in London dedicated to contemporary art and its stories. The partnership aims to investigate the emergence of new artistic practices and curators who explicitly question and criticize the colonial legacies in the production, curation and criticism of art, through seminars and publications.
The first seminar on "Art and Decolonization" took place on October 18 and 19, 2018. Participants in the seminar were: Luciana Ballestrin, Bambi Ceuppens, Esther Gabara, Julieta González, Lewis R. Gordon, Yaiza Hernández Velázquez, Candice Hopkins, Nelson Maldonado -Torres, Estefania Peñafiel Loaiza, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Suely Rolnik, Shela Sheikh and Rolando Vázquez.
A second seminar will be held on October 15 and 16, 2019 at MASP. In 2020, MASP and Afterall will publish an anthology with contributions from seminar participants, reference texts on decolonization and art, and essays written especially for the project, which are published on this page.