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  • Where Do We Go From Here: To The Horseman of the Sixties & …

    2018.11.02 · 发表评论

    Earlier this year, Gayatri Spivak signed my copy of Breast Stories (1997), one of her English translations of Mahasweta Devi, with the inscription: ‘To the Horseman of the Sixties’. This made me time-travel back to 1966 and my first visit to the US. I was a postgraduate student at the University of Leeds and in the middle of my third novel, A Grain of Wheat (1967), but here I was, a regional guest of honour from Africa, at PEN International. The playwright Arthur Miller was president and the theme of the conference was the writer as an independent spirit. The idea was to bridge the cold war divide, and writers from the Eastern bloc were allowed into the country despite their communist connections. The large contingent of Latin American writers included Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Neruda and Mario Vargas Llosa. – 今年早些时候,Gayatri Spivak在我的《乳房故事》(1997)上签了字:“献给六十年代的骑士”。这使我的时间旅行回到1966和我第一次访问美国。我是利兹大学的研究生,在我的第三部小说《一粒小麦》(1967)的中途,但在这里,我是来自非洲的PEN国际的荣誉嘉宾。剧作家阿瑟·米勒是总统,会议的主题是作家作为一个独立的精神。这个想法是为了弥合冷战的分歧,尽管东欧作家与共产党有联系,但他们还是被允许进入这个国家。拉丁美洲作家队伍包括卡洛斯·富恩特斯、巴勃罗·聂鲁达和马里奥·巴尔加斯·略萨。

  • With the Election of Jair Bolsonaro as President, Brazilia …

    2018.10.31 · 发表评论

    It was a regular Sunday in October in São Paulo – sunny and chilly. My original plan was to walk towards Paulista Avenue – one of the city’s main thoroughfares – to see the exhibition ‘Afro Atlantic Histories’ at MASP (the São Paulo Art Museum), which was closing that day. The survey – included 450 works by 214 artists from Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe, and spanned five centuries – promised to weave together multiple strands of Afro-Atlantic visual culture and provide a starting point for discussing colonial legacies and identity politics. Brazil was one of the last major countries in the world to abolish slavery and has the largest African-descendent population in the planet – it’s about time these pressing issues appear in art programmes. On my way to the show, I bumped into a demonstration in support Jair Bolsonaro – the far-right politician who was, after this writing, elected President by a wide-margin – that stretched for a few blocks of the avenue’s extension. Speakers, placed in front of the museum, amplified his delusional and repulsive speech and blasted it toward anyone entering MASP. I suspect this was deliberate. – 这是十月Paulo的一个晴朗的星期日,阳光明媚,寒冷刺骨。我最初的计划是步行到保利斯塔大街——这个城市的主要通道之一——去看那天即将关闭的MASP(圣保罗艺术博物馆)的“非洲大西洋历史”展览。这项调查包括了来自非洲、美洲、加勒比和欧洲的214位艺术家创作的450幅作品,跨越了五个世纪。调查承诺将把非洲-大西洋视觉文化的多条线交织在一起,为讨论殖民遗产和身份政治提供一个起点。巴西是世界上最后一个废除奴隶制的主要国家之一,也是这个星球上非洲后裔人口最多的国家之一——这些紧迫的问题应该出现在艺术节目中了。在我去演出的路上,我碰巧遇到了支持Jair Bolsonaro的示威游行,Jair Bolsonaro是极右派政治家,在写完这篇文章后,他以很大的优势当选总统。站在博物馆前面的发言者放大了他的妄想和令人反感的演讲,并向任何进入MASP的人猛烈抨击。我怀疑这是故意的。

  • One Take: Luke Willis Thompson ‘_Human’ – 一个拍摄: …

    2018.10.19 · 发表评论

    The final line of Frantz Fanon’s impassioned anti-colonial book, Peau noire, masques blancs (Black Skin, White Masks, 1952), is rendered, in English, as follows: ‘O my body, make of me always a man who questions!’ 1 Published in the same year that the term Third World was coined by anthropologist Alfred Sauvy, Fanon’s closing prayer forged a new link between anatomy and the destiny of those that Europe colonized, whose bodies were trafficked into bondage. Routing a sense of corporeal novelty through his own vexed identification with manhood, Fanon’s prayer undermines any attempt to privilege normative masculinity. In asking his body to make of him ‘a man who questions’, Fanon sets himself in opposition to the colonial father who expects a body to mutely follow. As we continue to reckon with the malignant colour-coded hierarchies that we have inherited from slavery and colonialism, so Fanon’s declaration echoes. His term for this legacy’s lingering presence upon the body, ‘a racial epidermal schema’ 2, remains a crucial theoretical phrase for working through our own era, one in which, as cultural theorist Paul Gilroy notes: ‘screens rather than lenses now mediate the pursuit of bodily truths.’ 3 – 弗朗茨·法农充满激情的反殖民主义著作《黑色的珠儿,白色的面具》(黑皮肤,白色的面具,1952)的最后一行用英语写道:“我的身体,让我永远成为一个有问题的人!”同年,人类学家阿尔弗雷德·索维(Alfred Sauvy)创造了“第三世界”这个术语,法农的闭幕式祈祷在解剖学与欧洲殖民者的命运之间建立了新的联系,欧洲殖民者的尸体被贩卖成奴隶。范农的祈祷通过自己对男性身份的烦恼认同,消除了肉体上的新奇感,削弱了任何赋予男性规范特权的企图。在要求他的身体使他成为一个“有问题的人”时,法农把自己置于殖民地父亲的对立中,他希望一个身体默默地跟随他。当我们继续考虑我们从奴隶制和殖民主义中继承下来的恶性的颜色编码等级制度时,范农的宣言引起了共鸣。他对这种遗留物在身体上挥之不去的存在“种族表皮图式”2,仍然是贯穿我们这个时代的关键理论用语,正如文化理论家保罗·吉尔罗伊指出的那样,在这个理论用语中,“屏幕,而不是镜头,现在调解了对身体真理的追求。”

  • After Hurricane Maria, Meet the Artists Challenging the US …

    2018.08.04 · 发表评论

    Following the devastation brought by the worst storm ever to hit Puerto Rico, local artists are attempting to imagine a more sustainable future – 在经历了波多黎各遭受的最严重的风暴之后,当地的艺术家们正试图想象一个更加可持续的未来。