Processes of collaboration encourage the negotiation between different concepts of identities. At the same time, might collaboration itself be constitutive for a feeling of belonging, an experience of identity? Is there something like collaborative identity?
The lecture series "Perspectives in Plural. Collaborating Cultures, Negotiating Identities" investigates how the plurality of perspectives, shaped by a diversity of cultural, national and social experiences, integral to collaboration, e.g. in artist collectives, leads to novel, constantly shifting identities that are no longer tied to national backgrounds. What can we learn from transnational artist groups such as the Blue Rider Movement in times of emerging populism demanding a clearly fixed national identity? More broadly, what is the link between the arts and processes of identity construction?
Recent projects, such as the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, have highlighted the dilemma that identity still appears to be tied to a form of national belonging and creative production. Without an awaren-ess of identity politics, however, the perspectives of non-Western minorities will still be marginalised. What should a museum that enables the presentation of multiple perspectives be like? Is there a way for identity to be global and local at the same time?
As part of the series, Dr Antje Krause-Wahl will give a lecture on "Paint, Portraiture, Politics. Figurations and Negotiations of Identity".
Funded by the TUM Department of Architecture and the German Federal Cultural Foundation as part oft the museum global programme.
TUM Department of Architecture