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This World Is White No Longer

Publication to the exhibition from April 2021 to October 2021.

Ed. by Thorsten Sadowsky for the Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Preface by Dietrich Karner. Introduction by Thorsten Sadowsky. Texts by Stefanie Grünangerl, Gregor Neuerer and Jürgen Tabor. Guest articles by Farid Hafez and Dženeta Karabegović. Interview by Stefanie Grünangerl and Jürgen Tabor with Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński.

„How can an Austrian art museum that has stated its support of a diverse and inclusive society take a critical and appropriate view of phenomena like racism and xenophobia? How can it look at issues such as physical and structural violence, cultural identity, and social exclusion, and also promote the decolonization of thinking? Key points of reference are self-criticism and the deconstruction of the white gaze onto the world, which has always been wrong and one-sided, but whose validity has only been challenged in recent decades.” (From the introduction by Thorsten Sadowsky)

The publication continues the discourse initiated in 2021 with the two-part exhibition This World Is White No Longer by the Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. The focus is on artistic positions that deal with questions of racism and xenophobia and examine the “change of perspective” as a method for questioning the interpretive sovereignty of one’s own worldview. Works by the artists Karo Akpokiere, Lothar Baumgarten, Danica Dakić, Forensic Architecture, Samuel Fosso, Charlotte Haslund-Christensen, Alfredo Jaar, Voluspa Jarpa, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, Adrian Piper, Lisl Ponger, and Kara Walker are discussed. The publication also presents new works developed in several months of intensive work by the Photography and New Media Class of the University Mozarteum Salzburg for a project exhibition at the Generali Foundation Study Center.

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