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Public Research Seminar: Mia Pistorius


The language of the avant-garde is necessarily, if invisibly, infected with the colonial anti-aesthetic. In The Head & the Load (2018), a collaborative installation by South African artists William Kentridge, Thuthuka Sibisi, Philip Miller, and Gregory Maqoma, this contagion is made visible. Mia's analysis of The Head & the Load develops the notion of the postcolonial avant-garde as a critical category through which to read the work’s adoption of European avant-garde conventions in combination with its anti-colonial agenda.

Tuesday 22 3.30PMOctober2019-10-22T15:30:00Z2019-10-22T17:20:00Z

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Birmingham Conservatoire

Birmingham City University
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B4 7XR Birmingham GB

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