Across Anthropology.
Troubling Colonial Legacies, Museums, and the Curatorial
(Eds. Margareta von Oswald and Jonas Tinius, Leuven University Press, 2020)
450+ pages colour-illustrated
open-access book

“How can we rethink anthropology beyond itself? In this book, twenty-one artists, anthropologists, and curators grapple with how anthropology has been formulated, thought, and practised ‘elsewhere’ and ‘otherwise’. They do so by unfolding ethnographic case studies from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland – and through conversations that expand these geographies and genealogies of contemporary exhibition-making. This collection considers where and how anthropology is troubled, mobilised, and rendered meaningful. Situated amid resurgent debates on nationalism and identity politics, it analyses the convergences of museums, curatorial practice, and Europe’s reckoning with its colonial legacies.”

Preface by Arjun Appadurai. Afterword by Roger Sansi

Contributors: Arjun Appadurai (New York University), Annette Bhagwati (Museum Rietberg, Zurich), Clémentine Deliss (Berlin), Sarah Demart (Saint-Louis University, Brussels), Natasha Ginwala (Gropius Bau, Berlin), Emmanuel Grimaud (CNRS, Paris), Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós (Paris), Erica Lehrer (Concordia University, Montreal), Toma Muteba Luntumbue (Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Brussels), Sharon Macdonald (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Wayne Modest (Research Center for Material Culture, Leiden), Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin), Margareta von Oswald (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Roger Sansi (Barcelona University), Alexander Schellow (Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Brussels), Arnd Schneider (University of Oslo), Seiderer Anna (University Paris 8), Nanette Snoep (Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne), Nora Sternfeld (Kunsthochschule Kassel), Anne-Christine Taylor (Paris), Jonas Tinius (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

The book is funded by Sharon Macdonald’s Alexander Von Humboldt-Stiftung Professorship, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Leuven University Open Access Fund.

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Here is our contribution, titled “Translating the Silence”, interview with Aliocha Imhoff & Kantuta Quirós

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