Change of Date – Tilting Axis 5: ‘Beyond Trends: Decolonisation and Art Criticism’

Due to transit schedules raised during a site visit to Guadeloupe, the Tilting Axis committee has decided to move the meeting up by one day.

Tilting Axis 5: ‘Beyond Trends: Decolonisation and Art Criticism’ will now take place from May 29-31st, 2019. Attendees are asked to be in Guadeloupe from May 28th, leaving on June 1st/2nd. On June 1st we will have an optional tour day across various cultural sites.

The RSVP date has also been moved to April 1st. We are very much looking forward to seeing you there and sharing the full programme with you soon!

Tilting Axis 5 – Beyond Trends: Decolonisation and Art Criticism

The fifth convening of Tilting Axis is set to take place in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe in collaboration with Mémorial ACTe, Guadeloupe, a contemporary museum offering historical exhibits on the Caribbean’s slave & indigenous people from May 30th – June 1st, 2019 coinciding with Guadeloupe’s anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the last week of May.

Tilting Axis 5 “Beyond Trends: Decolonisation and Art Criticism” will explore the theme of decolonisation to think beyond its currently popular usage as cultural and institutional critique. Unlike its application to specific sites and processes, has decolonisation been a constant and ubiquitous practice in the Caribbean? This gathering will re-consider the currency of these discourses, identifying site-specificity within the Caribbean. For example, what does it mean for art institutions to negotiate decolonisation after postcoloniality? What different approaches can be deployed in decolonizing discourses-specifically in relation to art criticism–and made more visible in spaces where their prevalence renders them invisible?

Examining the roles of artists, curators, educators, arts managers, scholars, art writers and critics, arts managers and policy writers, etc., we will consider how to strategically involve discourses on decolonization that are useful for the Caribbean’s cultural sector.

With limited space, please confirm your interest in attending by emailing no later than the extended deadline of Friday, March 15th 2019.

Tilting Axis delegates are required to pay a registration fee of USD$75.
Registration fee is waived for local delegates.