Alia Rayyan: Practice of Fissures – a trans- and interdisciplinary investigation of socially engaged art interventions in East Jerusalem in the anthology “Double bind postcolonial. Critical Perspectives on Art and Cultural Education”, edited by María do Mar Castro Varela and Leila Haghighat.
Alia Rayyan addresses in this paper questions about the adoption of socially engaged and participatory art as an emancipatory art form in public space reflecting specific local conditions. Based on her trans- and interdisciplinary investigation to translate experiences as a curator of socially engaged art interventions in East Jerusalem into a theoretical discussion, collected challenges and alternative approaches are contrasted with applied, canonised theories of participatory art practice and their terminologies. The result is a discussion that combines sociological approaches, considerations from art studies, memory studies, political history of ideas as well as postcolonial studies, without losing sight of the double bind of the author.
Double bind postcolonial. Postcolonial perspectives in the art world and in cultural education – anthology – edited by María do Mar Castro Varela and Leila Haghighat.
The contributions to this volume illuminate the responsibility of art and art education from an explicitly postcolonial perspective. The focus is on the “double bind” that pervades the field and manifests itself in a dilemmatic position between subversion and affirmation. In doing so, discriminatory practices in the field are exposed and an (auto-)critical theory development is advanced.
With contributions by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Nikita Dhawan, Ruth Sonderegger, Hayat Erdoğan, Aicha Kaleko, Sandra Babli, Joy Kristin Kalu, Anja Quickert, Thu Hoài Tran, Sruti Bala, Sab Naq, Tasnim Baghdhadi, Alia Rayyan, Carla Bobadilla, Carmen Mörsch, Mai-Anh Boger, Nina Simon, Nicole Suzuki, Rajkamal Kahlon
Further information: https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-4986-4/double-bind-postkolonial/