“Alterity” describes a state of being other or different and has become an integral element of postcolonial criticism. The symposium approaches the term both from an artistic and anthropological perspective and asks: What comparisons, relationships, and standards does the construction of alterity imply?
Is alterity a relational and situational concept? How are differences manifested? Anthropologists, artists, curators, art historians, and philosophers not only discuss how the concept can be utilized and mobilized in artistic practice, but also shed light on criticism and rethinking of it.
With contributions by Emmanuel Alloa, Khadija Zinnenburg Carroll, Hamid Dabashi, Martin Holbraad, Nora Sternfeld, Clio Nicastro, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Nigel Rapport, Alya Sebti, Rupert Stasch, Julian Warner, and others.
Organized by Jonas Tinius (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) as a guest at Haus der Kulturen der Welt and in cooperation with SAVVY Contemporary and Dis-Othering
(detailed programme to follow)