LECTURE BY DANIELA ORTIZ: FORBIDDEN GRIEF, PERSECUTED SPIRITUALITIES AND STOLEN LANDS. COLONIAL POLICIES ON DEATH AND NATURE.
TUESDAY, 07/06 2022 AT 7 PM CET
After intensive summer school program, WHW Akademija is continuing in online mode. Our guest in June is artist and activist Daniela Ortiz.
Within the series of events Evenings with WHW Akademija Daniela Ortiz will present her artistic and activist research and activities. Through her work Daniela Ortiz aims to generate visual narratives in which the concepts of nationality, racialization, social class and gender are explored in order to critically understand structures of colonial, patriarchal and capitalist power. From the violent repression during the burial of murdered Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the Spanish legal royal order to dismember the bodies of Tupac Amaru II and Micaela Bastidas after the anticolonial Rebellion of 1780 and 1781, colonial policies have historically persecuted rituals and the belief in spirits, that do not correspond to the needs of capitalism, in order to impose not only a colonial, extractivist and patriarchal system but also to force the Eurocentric way in which life, nature and death are understood. In her lecture Ortiz will examine how this genealogy of historical and contemporary prohibitions, persecutions and lootings has historically found anticolonial resistances against them. The moderators for this event are Ana Kovačić and Diana Cantarey, a participant of WHW Akademija 2022.
Daniela Ortiz (Peru, 1985) lives and works in Urubamba. Her recent projects and research revolve around the European migratory control system, its links to colonialism and the legal structure created by institutions in order to inflict violence. Recently her artistic practice has turned back to visual and manual work, developing art pieces in ceramic, collage and in formats such as children books in order to take distance from Eurocentric conceptual art aesthetics.
The program is supported by:
City Office for Culture, International Relations and Civil Society
Kultura Nova Foundation
Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia
Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU)
WHW Akademija is realized in partnership with Kontakt Collection. The main funders of WHW Akademija are Kontakt Collection / ERSTE Foundation and Foundation for Arts Initiatives.