SEMINAR: LOVING BELINDA - TACTICS IN CONTEMPORARY ART ADDRESSING RACE, MIGRATION AND COLONIALITY

Galleri Image hosted a seminar in collaboration with Aarhus Center for Visual Arts and Aarhus Center for Literature.
The seminar was organized in relation to Jane Jin Kaisen’s exhibition "Loving Belinda" at Galleri Image. The seminar discussed tactics in contemporary art addressing race, migration and coloniality.
Exhibition duration:
10-01-2015 - 10-01-2015
Medium:
Title:
SEMINAR: LOVING BELINDA - TACTICS IN CONTEMPORARY ART ADDRESSING RACE, MIGRATION AND COLONIALITY
Artist:
Jane Jin Kaisen, Marianne Ping Huang, Louise Wolthers, Tone Olaf Nielsen, Lene Myong
Galleri Image will be hosting a seminar in collaboration with Aarhus Center for Visual Arts and Aarhus Center for Literature.
The seminar is organized in relation to Jane Jin Kaisen’s exhibition Loving Belinda at Galleri Image (January 9 - March 8 2015).
Through presentations by Jane Jin Kaisen, Marianne Ping-Huang, Louise Wolthers, Tone Olaf Nielsen, and Lene Myong, the seminar will discuss tactics in contemporary art addressing race, migration and coloniality.

PROGRAM
11:00 - Welcome
11:15 - Jane Jin Kaisen: Artist Talk
11:40 - Marianne Ping-Huang: Artistic Research as Critique in Loving Belinda
12:05 - Louise Wolthers: Monitoring Migration: Photography and Mobility
12:30 - Lunch
13:15 - Tone Olaf Nielsen: Linking Coloniality to Transnational Adoption
13:40 - Lene Myong: The Turn to Critique Among Transnational Adoptees in Denmark
14:05-14:40 – Discussion and Q&A

Biographies:
Jane Jin Kaisen is a visual artist. In her research-based art projects that take the form of film, video installation, performance and writing, she explores ways of addressing and giving shape to silenced histories, fractured memories and embodied experiences of difference. Jane received her arts education from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, The University of California Los Angeles, The Whitney Independent Study Program, and is currently a PhD candidate in Artistic Research.

Marianne Ping Huang has written on avant-garde tactics in contemporary art and on the connections between artistic, social and political avant-gardes. She has coordinated the Danish research network The Return and Actuality of the Avant-Gardes (2002-2004) and the Nordic Network of Avant-Garde Studies (2005-2009), and has worked on how colonial structures are exposed through artistic research.

Louise WolthersPhD, is a researcher on the aesthetics of photography, history and theory at Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg. Louise Wolthers has conducted research and curated exhibitions at institutions such as The National Museum of Photography, Nikolaj Kunsthal and The National Gallery of Denmark. Her current research project deals with surveillance and will result in a larger group exhibition and an anthology (2016).

Lene Myong holds a position as Assistant Professor, PhD, Department of Education, Aarhus University. Her research focuses on transnational adoption, affect, race and (re)migration. Lene Myong is co-founder and a member of Tænketanken Adoption.

Tone Olaf Nielsen’s practice as an independent curator, activist, and educator is shaped by her firm belief in the ability of art to contribute to social and political transformation. With this ethos she co-founded the decolonial-transnational feminist curatorial collective Kuratorisk Aktion in 2005. The collective has received international recognition for its work on race, class, and gender justice in projects such as Rethinking Nordic Colonialism (2006) and their upcoming exhibition space CAMP (Center for Art on Migration Politics). Since 1998, Nielsen has also partnered with socio-politically engaged artist Morten Goll. In 2009, they helped found the Trampoline House, a community center in Copenhagen that offers counseling, education, and community to refugees and undocumented migrants. 

The seminar is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation