PROJECT 1975 Contemporary Art and the Postcolonial Unconscious

Out now!

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* SMBA bookstore
* Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam bookstore
* black dog publishing

?Project 1975 started as a two-year program of Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. The project was set on exploring the relationship between contemporary art and postcoloniality, which gains more and more relevance to artists and thinkers in a context of a globalizing art world. It addressed key questions such as: How do artists today view the historic or contemporary acts of colonial powers? Do colonial mindsets persist ?in art and its institutions? What can replace the tacitly embraced multicultural normalization of the 1990s? These questions elicited versatile artistic and critical responses, many of which are presented and discussed in freshly released volume Project 1975 - Contemporary Art and the Postcolonial Unconscious.
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Artists Talk

Rayyane Tabet, interviewed by Nat Muller
When: 11 April, 15.30-17.00h
Where: SMBA, Rozenstraat 59, Amsterdam

Important: unfortunately Kemang Wa Lehulere had to cancel the Artists Talk due to personal reasons.

Language: English

Free admission, RSVP please at

Preceeding the opening of the exhibitions 'Lard Buurman - Africa Junctions' at Looiersgracht 60, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam takes the opportunity to organize two artist talks.

In an interview conducted by independent curator and critic Nat Muller, ,Rayyane Tabet discusses how his interest in material and form spurs his exploration of history and the built environment. Formally trained as an architect, he talks to curator and critic Nat Muller about how sculpture and object-making, as temporal and spatial interventions, feature in his work. Tabet explores the relationship between history and the built environment. His multi-faceted installations often reconstitute the perception of physical and temporal distance. His work was showcased in the Sharjah Biennial X in 2011, The New Museum Triennial in 2012 and was part of Future Generation Art Prize at the Venice biennial in 2013. Tabet will participate in a group show in SMBA in September, co-curated by Muller.

After the talks in SMBA you are invited to the opening of the Exhibition Lard Buurman - Africa Junctions at the new project space for art, design and architecture at Looiersgracht 60.