Looking for the Meaning of ¨Decolonial Gesture¨ (with a closing analysis of Tanja Ostojic´s ´Looking for a husband with European Union passport.´)

This piece published in e-mispheric closes with an analysis of ground-breaking ¨artistic event¨ (reading the article you will understand why the quotation mark and why event and not performance). It is a reflection on decolonial sensing and knowing, of the knowing and acting embodiment, an effort to submit reasoning to sensing and to highlight aesthesis… Continue reading Looking for the Meaning of ¨Decolonial Gesture¨ (with a closing analysis of Tanja Ostojic´s ´Looking for a husband with European Union passport.´)

En Guatemala, Sobre (De)Colonialidad en Ciudad de la Imaginación

Esta entrevista se realizó en ocasión de mi visita a Quetzaltenango, en Noviembre del 2013. La razón fue el Simposio organizado por Ciudad de la Imaginación.   ¿Dónde y cuándo emergió el concepto decolonial? R: Dificil precisar el dia y la hora. Pero si que el concepto comenzó a emplearse después de la segunda guerra… Continue reading En Guatemala, Sobre (De)Colonialidad en Ciudad de la Imaginación

Sensing Otherwise: From Iraq to Europe to the US. Decolonial Aeshtesis and Migrant Consciousness

SENSING OTHERWISE A Story of an Exhibition 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… Continue reading Sensing Otherwise: From Iraq to Europe to the US. Decolonial Aeshtesis and Migrant Consciousness

Decolonial AestheSis: Colonial Wounds/Decolonial Healings

The special issue of Social Text-Periscope on Decolonial AestheSis co-edited by Rolando Vazquez and myself, is up and running. As i write this note there are still a few contributions to be uploaded. But it is almost there. These issue shows the global scope of Decolonial Aesthesis from Hong Kong, Singapore Korea and Taiwan, from… Continue reading Decolonial AestheSis: Colonial Wounds/Decolonial Healings

Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University

I always ask my students, grad and undergraduate, for the mid-term “exam”, to write a letter to whomever they wish. It should be an educated person who is a little bit familiar with the topic, or not necessarily. The question is to explain “in your own words” (and not to hide behind textual commentaries or… Continue reading Decolonial Aesthesis: From Singapore, to Cambridge, to Duke University

Touching Objects or Being in (Un)Touch

1.- There are distinctions like “First World” and “Third World” that if you mention them today, you receive an ironic look, if that at all. More polite interlocutors would say something like “I see what you mean, but don’t you think that this distinction is not longer valid, after the collapse of the Soviet Union… Continue reading Touching Objects or Being in (Un)Touch

BERLIN 2012: DECOLONIAL DIASPORIC AESTHETICS.

This text can be translated into about 72 languages   BE.BOP 2012. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS In a previous post i reported on Be.Bop 2012. Black Europe Body Politics. This is part of a larger project on decolonial aesthetics. And, in itself, this part of the project, was not just an event, but the beginning… Continue reading BERLIN 2012: DECOLONIAL DIASPORIC AESTHETICS.

FROM BOGOTA Y BERLIN: ESTÉTICAS DESCOLONIALES AND BE.BOP 2012. CATÁLOGOS

Be.Bop 2012. Black Europe Body-Politics, Berlin,  was the third event in the series of Decolonial Aesthetics exhibits and workshops. The first took place in Bogota in November of 2010 (catalog is available on line, Estéticas Descoloniales, Bogotá). The second at Duke in May of 2011. The third one in Berlin in May of 2012. In… Continue reading FROM BOGOTA Y BERLIN: ESTÉTICAS DESCOLONIALES AND BE.BOP 2012. CATÁLOGOS