Daphne Pappers

Farid Belkahia on the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris

October 2006 -

A new museum of anthropology was opened in Paris late in June 2006: the Musée des Arts Premiers, known as the MQB. Morrocan artist Farid Belkahia visited the MQB and talked with the Power of Culture.

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Summary exhibition Iranian artist Khosrow Hassanzadeh

September 2006 -

The Islamic Revolution of 1979 enabled fruit seller Khosrow Hassanzadeh to become an artist: the chaos created new opportunities. His compelling work, created since the 1980s, contains elements from the art of Japanese prints, the French Nabis artists, art nouveau and Andy Warhol.

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Bisi Silva on the African art scene

September 2006 -

Bisi Silva, one of the six curators of the seventh Dak’Art Biennial, recently came to Amsterdam within the framework of the Mondriaan Foundation’s visitor’s programme. She talked with the Power of Culture, a site she regularly views.

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Study of the decolonisation of art

August 2006 -

The University of Leyden recently initiated a new history of art. Because isn’t the history of art as we understand it coloured by the rest of our history of dominance?

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Decolonization of contemporary art

May 2006 -

More than one hundred professionals gathered on 31 March and 1 April for the symposium Art comtemporain et sociétés post-coloniales in the renovated Petit Palais. The topic of discussion originated in the period in which this Parisian art temple was being constructed: what is the position of contemporary art in the post-colonial era?

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