Public institutions such as libraries, museums and archives consist of a huge amount of plundered material and are organized around imperial structures that facilitate the normalization of these holdings in these institutions. Based on this assumption the seminar aims to provide a framework for discussion of transformative potentialities of imperial collections and different modalities of undoing its legacies.


Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. Errata – Publicacions imperials, 2019Photograph: © Roberto Ruiz




Wednesday, 11 December 17.00 h. Presentation of the seminar.

17.15 h. Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. Errata.

17.45 h. Françoise Vergès. Welcome to the Great Museum of Colonial Pathology

18.00 h. Coffee break.

18.15 h. Susan Meiselas. Re-membering Kurdistan.

18.45 h. Kader Attia.

19.15 h. Round table with Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Kader Attia, Susan Meiselas, Françoise Vergès, Hagar Ophir.



Thursday, 12 December

18.00 h. Film screening: Un-Documented – Undoing Imperial Plunder, 2019. 34’45’’. Introduced by the author, Ariella Aïsha Azoulay.

19.00 h. Hagar Ophir. Recalling History, 2019. A performance that creates a space for an experimental method of producing nonlinear, rounded bundle type of history, using séance practices of communicating with the dead.



Language: English. | Free admission. Limited places. Advance booking:

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Credits: Fundació Antoni Tàpies



Video | Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. Errata
Video | Françoise Vergès. Welcome to the Great Museum of Colonial Pathology
Video | Susan Meiselas. Re-membering Kurdistan
Video | Kader Attia. Remembering the Future
Video | Round table whith Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, Kader Attia, Susan Meiselas, Françoise Vergès