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20 May - 03 June 2020

Decolonisation of the arts

Past events:

​​What does decolonisation of the art institutions and challenging old hierarchies of power entail?

​​Art museums and art institutions have increasingly been criticised for not dealing with the colonial structures that shape the traditions of collecting, curating, conveying and researching. The demand for decolonisation of the art field not only challenges hierarchies of power and colonial heritage but also paves the way for other ways of creating, understanding, experiencing and thinking about art. In this debate, the panel shares its reflections on what decolonisation of the art institutions could mean and entail.

Picture from left: Guro Sibeko (photo: Trym Sibeko), Thomas Prestø, Martine Dennewald (photo: Katrin Ribbe), Mathias Danbolt (photo: Thomas Cato) 


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​1 h 15 min



​The talk will be held in English.


  • Mathias Danbolt moderator
  • Martine Dennewald artistic director, Festival Theaterformen
  • Guro Sibeko author, activist
  • Thomas Prestø artistic director, Tabanka

Produced in collaboration with

​The Art of Balance and The House of Literature

Supported by

​The Fritt Ord Foundation

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