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"Are my hands clean?" Talk with Rajkamal Kahlon and Ana Teixeira Pinto

16 Jan 2020

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Thu, 16 Jan
19:00 – 22:00

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Galerie Wedding

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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Are my hands clean?

16.01.2020 - 7pm
Talk with artist Rajkamal Kahlon and author and cultural theorist Ana Teixeira Pinto

On the occasion of the exhibition "Are my hands clean?" by Rajkamal Kahlon curated by Nataša Ilić (06.12.2019 - 25.01.2020)

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Are my hands clean?

16.01.2020 - 7pm
Talk with artist Rajkamal Kahlon and author and cultural theorist Ana Teixeira Pinto

On the occasion of the exhibition "Are my hands clean?" by Rajkamal Kahlon curated by Nataša Ilić (06.12.2019 - 25.01.2020)


within the frame of the exhibition programme SoS (Soft Solidarity), conceived by Nataša Ilić and Solvej Helweg Ovesen

"In a text so apt it could have been written with Kahlon’s work in mind, the postcolonial scholar David Lloyd argues that the subaltern is “haunted with the spectre of violence”—not the violence done by or to the subaltern, but the violence inherent to the West’s self-representation as the universal under which every particular can be subsumed. What Kahlon’s subjects seem to say without saying it is that wherever necropower is deployed against human life, the body transmogrifies into a weapon and death becomes the ultimate form of resistance."
(Ana Teixeira Pinto in Artforum, Dec 2019)

In her work, Rajkamal Kahlon deals with history from a postcolonial perspective. The artist challenges testimonies from the past, especially language and images. She subjects them to a change of perspective, trying to create an awareness of the respective contexts in which they were created. Kahlon is interested how hierarchies and power structures are inscribed in images from archives that we (re)produce and consume. With her overpaintings and pictorial transformations, the artist examines which identity-creating and political implications are associated with such staged images.

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Are my hands clean?
An exhibition by Rajkamal Kahlon
06.12.2019 -25.01.2020
Tue - Sat, 12 - 7pm
Galerie Wedding - Raum für zeitgenössische Kunst
 

Curators

Nataša Ilić

Exhibiting artists

Rajkamal Kahlon

Ana Teixeira Pinto

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