La Vaughn Belle og Tiphanie Yanique: Alternative Histories

Artists in conversation

Thursday 1 June 2017 at 16:00 Rotunden-01
Tiphanie Yanique og La Vaughn Belle. (foto: Debbie Grossmann og I Do Art Agency)
Tiphanie Yanique og La Vaughn Belle. (foto: Debbie Grossmann og I Do Art Agency)
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Join us for a conversation on creativity, images and alternative histories when artist La Vaughn Belle and author Tiphanie Yanique meet art historian Temi Odumosu to talk about their work.

The conversation takes place in the new exhibition Blind spots. Images of the Danish West Indies colony and is free with the purchase of an exhibition ticket. Please note that the conversation is in English.

La Vaughn Belle is a visual artist from Saint Croix, US Virgin Island, whose works deal with the questions surrounding the coloniality of the Virgin Islands, both in its present relationship to the US and its past one to Denmark. Belle's work is presented in several current exhibitions in Denmark among others Blind spots.

Tiphanie Yanique is a Virgin Islands author, now based in New York. Her most recent novel, the award-winning Land of Love and Drowning is set on Saint Thomas at the moment of the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Danish to American colonial rule. This novel and her recent poetry collection, Wife, is translated into Danish.

Temi Odumosu is a British art historian based in Copenhagen. She works as a researcher at the project Living Archives at Malmö University. Odumosu contributes to the Blind spots exhibition with the collaborative sound intervention What lies Unspoken that addresses the silences and discomfort surrounding colonial history in museums and public debate in Denmark.

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