Residencies AT SAVVY

savvy Contemporary gives space to reflect on colonialities of power (Anibal Quijano) and how these affect histories, geographies, gender and race. We propose to move with Sylvia Wynter “towards the Human, after Man.” Thus we are making a space wherein epistemological disobedience and delinking (Walter Mignolo) are practiced, a space for decolonial practices and aesthetics through exhibition making, discursive programmes, performances, archives, and residencies, as we are aware of the fact that:

…colonialism is not simply content to impose its rule upon the present and the future of a dominated country. Colonialism is not satisfied merely with holding a people in its grip and emptying the native’s brain of all form and content. By a kind of perverse logic, it turns to the past of the oppressed people, and distorts it, disfigures and destroys it. 

Frantz Fanon. The Wretched of the Earth (1961), New York: Grove Press (1963).

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