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Developing Historical Negatives
University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Fine Art. (KTD)
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2019 (English)Artistic output (Unrefereed)
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Mixed material
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Utställning, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, 3 maj - 1 juni 2019

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Exhibition, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, 3 May - 1 June 2019

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Developing Historical Negatives examines the strategies artists use to harness the affective dimensions of the colonial photographic archive. Probing histories of migration and assimilation, and stories of resistance, fugitivity, and escape, the works commissioned for this exhibition use photography’s imaginative potential to illuminate difficult histories, and to question how images can act as tools of knowledge transfer between generations.

Taking its title from the work of colonial anthropologist Ann Laura Stoler, the exhibition reorients attention away from the glossy, state-sanctioned photographs of “official” histories to the space of photographic production—the darkroom—where inverted, grainy impressions reveal the tenuous grounds of how histories are formed. In these new works incorporating collage, digital manipulation, reenactment, and translation, Canadian artists Deanna Bowen (Toronto), Morris Lum (Toronto), Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn (Stockholm), Krista Belle Stewart (Vancouver/Berlin), and Hajra Waheed (Montreal) interweave family narratives with state histories to picture transnational experiences of belonging and unbelonging, sovereignty and unfreedom. Importantly, these artists’ works do not seek to insert missing narratives into the historical record, but to expose the presence of racialized subjects who were always and already there, waiting to be “developed” into public sight.

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Toronto, 2019.
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Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography
National Category
Visual Arts
Research subject
Forskningsområden, Narrativa processer
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-7088OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-7088DiVA, id: diva2:1374385
Available from: 2019-11-29 Created: 2019-11-29 Last updated: 2019-12-02Bibliographically approved

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