About the event

Artists Duane Linklater and Christopher Stackhouse and anthropologist Audra Simpson, discuss the ways in which contemporary art practitioners address the colonialist legacy of museum collecting in their work. Select histories and narratives are rendered legible by artworks and artifacts presented in institutional settings while other histories and narratives are concealed, obscured, and rewritten. Linklater's recent works include 3-D prints of Indigenous objects accessioned into Western collections, querying ideas of authorship, ownership, sovereignty, and provenance. His work will serve as a point of departure for the conversation, asking: who are these objects speaking for? who speaks for these objects? And what are they saying?

This event is presented as part of Narrating Change, Changing Narratives, an interdisciplinary research group that employs public humanities practices and explores narration as a guide for social change. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. For more information or to join, email ch@gc.cuny.edu.

Cosponsored by the Narrating Change Mellon Seminar in Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.

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