Monday, 14 December 2020 - 7pm
The Blood’s Old Song
Contemporary Art, Ancestry and Indigenous Cosmopolitanism
What are we talking about when we say indigenous contemporary art? How can we approach racialised artistic practices, beyond a violent colonial translation? What does it mean to think about ancestry as an ontological force? This activity, the title of which draws inspiration from the poem Ojer bix re ri kik’el (The Blood’s Old Song), by the K’iche’ Maya writer Humberto Ak’abal, sets forth an introduction to artistic practices articulated from places of occlusion and silence.