Objects, mythologies and portraits of social power: Postcolonial Intepretations from the collection - Laura Ganda

(c) Mario Alucuamalas / DOMiD-Archiv, Koln

Laura Ganda ( Zimbabwe )

Laura Ganda Analysed historical trajectories in Germany to enable an understanding of the discontinues and continuities of social power in the past, present and future. Subtle infusion within societal structures connects people and silences others as it initiates dialogues about race, migration and decoloniality. Museums’ collections and exhibitions displaying and representing social power unravel a multiplicity of stories, voices, and perspectives on its ability to subvert and exert power on the fabric of life, building utopias and mirages that change the course and order of things. Narratives constructed in social power, history and contemporary art practice presents possibilities to interrogate, interpret and represent a sequence of historical events and the relations of causality between them. Counter-discourses in curatorial practice embedded in past, present and future contexts create new, inclusive, and diverse memory archives that justify, demystify and challenge historical injustices, political and human tragedies, and socio-economic in societies and the nation.

The mentor of this residency by Laura Ganda is Elena Agudio.

(c) Laura Ganda 2021
(c) Laura Ganda 2021

Laura is a participant of the TURN2 Residencies’ programme. Funded by the TURN2 programme of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media).⠀