How can we create a different understanding of the postcolonial museum when the postcolonial state itself is constantly in flux? And how does the postcolonial museum fit within the larger networks of global politics and circulation? Though the aim of the postcolonial museum remained nation-building, the diverse trajectories challenge the idea of a master narrative around postcolonial museums.
Join us for a roundtable discussion, organized by Concordia Public Scholar Varda Nisar, that will focus on the specificity of the origins, the rationale for creation, and the issues currently faced by museums in South Asia through diverse voices from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan.
How can you participate? Join us in person (note, we can accommodate up to 30 audience members comfortably in the space) or online by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching liveon YouTube.
Curator, Researcher, and Lecturer/co-curator Bienniale für aktuelle Fotografie 2024
Digital Installation: The Concise Museum
The Concise Museum takes an experimental approach and works as a method to think through the museums that form part of my doctoral research. By collaging different exhibits in these museums thematically and juxtaposing them with colonial frames and writings by military dictators/regimes who commissioned these museums, the project aims to understand the consistent narrative that these museums propagate.