[artinfo] Book Release – UNFIXED: Photography and Postcolonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art

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UNFIXED Projects Book Release  *UNFIXED: Photography and Postcolonial
Perspectives in Contemporary Art


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*UNFIXED: Photography and Postcolonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art
*Edited by Sara Blokland and Asmara Pelupessy

*UNFIXED* examines photography in postcolonial perspective through the
diverse critical positions of an international group of writers, artists
and scholars working within contemporary art, photography and cultural
analysis. Exploring how photography can be 'unfixed' through conceptual,
theoretical and visual approaches, the book presents new perspectives on
photography in dialogue with the cultural conditions of postcolonialism.

More than a reflection on the past, *UNFIXED *navigates the shifting
centers and hierarchies of power postcolonialism implies and demands -
creating space for new perspectives on past, present and future. In terms
of photography, which has been used to stop time, document and 'capture'
its subjects - these shifts necessitate attention to the movement,
circulation and migration of the people in front of and behind the camera,
the meanings associated with the images, and of the images themselves (as
objects or virtually). With this in mind, *UNFIXED *presents and discusses
strategies of artistic research, photo theory and contemporary practices
around making, using, studying and writing about photographs.

The *UNFIXED *publication is the finishing work of a multiplatform project
that included an artist residency, exhibition, workshop and symposium. At
its core,* *the book* *features a curated selection of visual and textual
essays produced especially for the publication. Together with documentation
of the different stages of the project, the essays explore topics such as
the circulation of photography, vernacular photography, archives, memory,
diaspora, self-representation, appropriation, visual sovereignty, exoticism
and cultural protocol.

*With essays, portfolios, interviews, discussions, presentations and
performances from:*Charif Benhelima (BE); Lizza May David (DE); Quinsy
Gario (CU/SM); Kaddu Wasswa John (UG); Arthur Conrad Kisitu (UG); Terry
Kurgan (ZA); Yamini Nayar (US); Otobong Nkanga (NG/FR); Sandim Mendes
(NL); Kobena Mercer (UK); Pamela Pattynama (NL); Keith Piper (UK); Habda
Rashid (UK); Vandy Rattana (KH); Natalie Robertson (NZ); Naro Snackey
(NL); Andrea Stultiens (NL); Hank Willis Thomas (US); Hulleah
Tsinhnahjinnie (Diné Nation/US); Murtaza Vali (IN)

Co-published by Jap Sam Books and UNFIXED Projects
Graphic design: Yvonne van Versendaal
English, paperback, 240 pages, 21.5 x 29.7 cm
ISBN 978-94-90322-29-8

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