36-4 / Decolonial Aesthetics

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36-4 / Decolonial Aesthetics

As part of FUSE‘s popular States of Postcoloniality series, the artists and writers in this issue explore decoloniality in aesthetic practice across the Americas and the Caribbean. Produced in partnership with the e-fagia organization.

Featuring: Berlin REED; Miguel ROJAS-SOTELO; Gordon Brent INGRAMHeidi McKENZIE; the TRANSNATIONAL DECOLONIAL INSTITUTENaufus RAMÍREZ-FIGUEROADavid GARNEAU; Julie NAGAM; Kency CORNEJO; Leah DECTER and Carla TAUNTON; Gita HASHEMITannis NIELSEN and Maryam TAGHAVI

Columns: Richard William HILL on Sakahàn at the National Gallery; Maiko TANAKA on the Read-in collective

Reviews: Gita Hashemi’s Time Lapsed; Art Gallery of Windsor’s Border Cultures; two exhibitions by Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen; Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal’s film Who Is Dayani Cristal?.

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This issue of FUSE was produced collaboratively with the e-fagia organization. Based in Toronto, e-fagia was founded in 2004 with the mandate of promoting digital art, focusing on Latin American and Canadian artists. A generous presence on the Toronto art scene, over the past decade e-fagia has produced dozens of publications, exhibitions, festivals and workshops. When they approached FUSE in late 2012 to discuss collaborating on their ambitious symposium, Decolonial Aesthetics from the Americas, we were immediately excited about the thematic crossover with our States of Postcoloniality series. A year later, we are proud to present to you the results of this partnership, which also serves as a reader for the Decolonial Aesthetics symposium, scheduled for 10 – 12 October 2013.

Extra-special thanks to Maria Alejandrina Coates, Julieta Maria, and Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez of e-fagia, and Francisco-Fernando Granados of the FUSE editorial committee, for their inspired and diligent work on this issue of our magazine.

Cover image credit: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, The Soiled Queen (2010). Image courtesy of the artist, Proyectos Ultravioleta and Juan Brenner.

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