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  • The North of the South and the West of the East

    The main assumption in this essay is that the 'East/West' division was an invention of western Christianity in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries that lasted until World War II, and was used to legitimize the centrality of Europe and its civilizing mission. From World War II onwards, there...

  • Raising the Roof

    Nevin Aladağ's work spans mediums and subjects, from best friends, to stilettos, to the sounds of a city produced by turning unfamiliar and familiar objects into instruments and unfamiliar things into unwitting musicians. It is in this spirit that this this conversation between Aladağ and Walter D. Mignolo is framed,...

  • Enacting the Archives, Decentring the Muses

    'The danger of a single story' is a celebrated speech by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, in which Adichie talks about stories and how they matter. Adichie's main point is that a single story, once released into the public domain, becomes a hegemonic one. The power of a single story...

  • SENSING OTHERWISE

    In this text, Walter Mignolo turns a visit to Let the Guest Be the Master, an exhibition by artist Hayv Kahraman at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York (10th September to 11th October 2013), into a narrative that explores the relationship between a viewer and the work of the artist....

  • RE:EMERGING, DECENTRING AND DELINKING

    In this essay, renowned semiotician Walter D. Mignolo explores the implications of 2013's Sharjah Biennial 11, Re:emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography, curated by Yuko Hasegawa. Mignolo, who has an interest in decolonial aesthetics, considers how Hasegawa has used the biennial exhibition format as a way in which to both...

  • Going Both Ways

    Yuko Hasegawa is the Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, who was invited to curate the 11th Sharjah Biennial – Re:emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography, staged for three months from 13th March through 13th May, during a glorious 2013 Gulf spring. It was a contentious biennial...