Sous les yeux vigilants/Under the Watchful Eyes
The 1931 International Colonial Exhibition in Paris and resistance that formed as a response to it were examined using period-specific photographs and recently disclosed police files. The role of the indigenous people employed there and the colonial archive were examined in-depth in order to discuss the crisis-prone call to join a “la plus grand France” as it relates to a contemporary, receptive look at past events: what is the scope of a cultural reception as proposed, for example, by Tony Bennet’s term “exhibitionary complex”?
Brigitta KUSTER, an artist, video-/filmmaker and author, lives in Berlin. Her work focuses on topics such as the representation of work, gender and sexual identity, (urban) space, migration, transnationality and (post-)colonialism.
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