30 December, 2006
Rethinking Nordic Colonialism
Kuratorisk Aktion and NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art are very pleased to invite the public to the launch of the Rethinking Nordic Colonialism documentation DVD and WEBSITE.
Both document the rich body of aesthetic and theoretical reflections generated during the exhibition project Rethinking Nordic Colonialism: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts, which took place in Iceland, Greenland, The Faroe Islands, and Finnish Sápmi earlier this year. In addition, they contain a series of essays and interviews produced specifically for these publications.
Rethinking Nordic Colonialism has attempted to write a first collective history of Nordic colonialism. The project combined exhibitions with workshops, conferences, hearings, and happenings and featured fifty-six artists, theorists, politicians, and grassroots activists from all over the world. Together, they examined why the history of Nordic colonialism has been widely forgotten and how it continues to reproduce itself as waves of intolerance, xenophobia, and nationalism.
The DVD and website contain general information about the project and allow viewers to navigate through the project’s five acts and access the following:
• Participant Bios & Project Descriptions
• Exhibition Video Tours
• Film Program Video Tours
• Public Events Audio & Video Summaries
• Behind the Scenes Photos
• Printable Essays & Papers
• Reports from the Act Locations
• Press Material & Press Coverage