After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? – Part 1: Introduction

Part 1 of 7 video recordings from the Tate Modern symposium After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? discussing the implications of regional narratives of contemporary art in a global context

Introduction by Curator of Cross-Cultural Programmes at Tate, Paul Goodwin.

After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? – Part 2: Achille Mbembe

Part 2 of 7 video recordingss from the Tate Modern symposium After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism?

Professor Achille Mbembe talking about questions such as how to inhabit multiple worlds simultaneously.

After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? – Part 3: Kader Attia

Part 3 of 7 video recordings from the past Tate Modern symposium After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism?

Artist Kader Attia talks about reappropriation and refers to his investigation of the archeology of modernity through architecture.

After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? – Part 4: Kiluanji Kia Henda

Part 4 of 7 video recordings from the past Tate Modern symposium After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism?

Artist  Kiluanji Kia Henda talks about three projects he developed.

After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? – Part 5: Zak Ove and Paul Goodwin

Part 5 of 7 video recordings from the past Tate Modern symposium After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism?

Paul Goodwin in conversation with artist Zak Ove, discussing film clips and images of Ove’s work.

After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? – Part 6: Angela Ferreira

Part 6 of 7 video recordings from the Tate Modern symposium After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism?

Artist Angela Ferreira discusses two of her projects.

After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism? – Part 7: Panel discussion

Part 7 of 7 video recordings from the past Tate Modern symposium After Post-Colonialism: Transnationalism or Essentialism?

Final panel discussion including all the speakers of this session.

What are the implications of regional narratives of contemporary art in a global context? Do they reflect a new approach to ‘multiple modernities’ or are they another form of essentialism?

This panel brings together artists, a philosopher and curators to discuss if this approach contradicts the move towards the integration of other histories in the larger narrative of the museum and the art-historical canon.

Part One: Introductions and outline by Gabriela Salgado (Curator of Public Programmes, Tate Modern) and Paul Goodwin (Curator of Cross-Cultural Programmes, Tate Britain)

Part Two: Professor Achille Mbembe

Part Three: Kader Attia

Part Four: Kiluanji Kia Henda

Part Five: A Conversation between Paul Goodwin and Zak Ove

Part Six: Angela Ferreira

Part Seven: Final Discussion with all speakers, Gabriela Salgado and Paul Goodwin