Departing from the premise ‘We Are All The Other’ a series of conversations with artists, curators, researchers, filmmakers, scientists, barristers will debate through the art relevant issues that have molded societies — globalization, imperialism, exoticism, otherness, identities, language, activism through art.
17 August — Online Talk FROM EXOTICISM TO RACISM. THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MIRROR by Vasco Arújo
Exoticism as a concept of desire/repulse for what is different. This is how the “Western” World has, over the centuries and still today, seen the "other". This relationship of power and abuse manifests itself not only by a mere economic and social domination, but also by a human identity characteristic, which relates to the need to build an enemy as a mirror of himself. This enemy is our mirror in the sense that it reveals ourselves in our true character, behavior and attitude towards what is different and opposite to us. In this sense, Western society has always built, when confronted with the "other", a thousand mirrors to somehow strengthen their power, but also to define and rediscover, in each second, their own identity.
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Online talk at the CERA PROJECT website followed both by
— online discussion via instant text messages
— local discussions hosted by several art organizations based in the
Argentina, Buenos Aires
12pm — R.A.R.O.
— moderator Felipe García and Lina Angel
4pm — The Accra Studio
— moderator AfroDistrict
4pm — PhotoGarage
— moderator James Uche-Iroha and Minna Salami
Democratic Republic of Congo, Goma
5pm — KEY
— moderator Victoire Batumike
5pm — Kwanda Art Foundation
— moderator Jacques Nkinzingabo
5pm — First Floor Gallery
— moderator Valerie Kabov
New Zealand, Morrinsville
1am — Wallace Gallery Morrinsville
— moderator Justin Morgan