Fernando Quincoces

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Walter Mignolo (1941, Córdoba, Argentina) is a semiotician and professor at Duke University, who has published extensively on semiotics and literary theory, and worked on different aspects of the modern and colonial world, exploring concepts such as global coloniality, the geopolitics of knowledge, transmodernity, border thinking, and pluriversality. In “Enacting the Archives, Decentring the Muses,” Mignolo reads through the Museum of Islamic Art and of Asian Civilizations Museum, attempting to decolonize the single story of western museums by showing how de-westernization works. The author’s argument will be that the de-colonial story of western museums through the appropriation of the museum model ...
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Max Andrews (1975) and Mariana Cánepa Luna (1977) are the co-founders of Latitudes, an independent curatorial office based in Barcelona, which works internationally within the field of contemporary art. Informed by an initial focus on ecology, Latitudes is especially interested in site, process and context. In this text, originally written in English, Latitudes gives us the clues to understand the first experimental videos by the artist José Antonio Hernández-Díez (b. Caracas, Venezuela, 1964), along with his other early works using screens and vitrines. The exhibition shows what the artist termed as a “New Christian Iconography,” and as the curators claim, “neither ...

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