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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Contemporary Art and Unforgetting in Colonial Landscapes

Islands of Empire

Authors: McMillan, Kate

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  • Integrates postcolonial theory, memory studies, feminist and practice-led research methods, as well as interdisciplinary approaches of contemporary art
  • Illustrates how contemporary art can assist in the un-forgetting of colonial violence and oppression
  • Adopts the unique lens of the author’s own perspective as an artist of 20 years
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This book explores the work of artists based in the global south whose practices and methods interrogate and explore the residue of Empire. In doing so, it highlights the way that contemporary art can assist in the un-forgetting of colonial violence and oppression that has been systemically minimized. The research draws from various fields including memory studies; postcolonial and decolonial strategies of resistance; activism; theories of the global south; the intersection between colonialism and the Anthropocene, as well as practice-led research methodologies in the visual arts. Told through the author’s own perspective as an artist and examining the work of Julie Gough, Yuki Kihara, Megan Cope, Yhonnie Scarce, Lisa Reihana and Karla Dickens, the book develops a number of unique theories for configuring the relationship between art and a troubled past.

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Kate McMillan is a teaching fellow in the department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London, UK. She has been a practising contemporary artist for over twenty years.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Art and Unforgetting in Colonial Landscapes
Book Subtitle
Islands of Empire
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17290-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17290-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17289-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-17292-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 218
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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