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Restitution and Return

The discussion raises contemporary questions of restitution of cultural property taken during periods of colonial expansion. Curator Sean Anderson discusses the challenges of the repatriation of monuments and the protocols of repair; artist Kader Attia explores models of repair that do not aspire to erase the inherent injury but rather embody new forms of resistance; and professor of philosophy Souleymane Bachir Diagne addresses the translation of objects from objects of ethnographic curiosity to artworks and how a material return can occasion resocialization and transformation.

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Léllé Demertzi

Stavros Niarchos 12-Month Intern, International Program MoMA Léllé Demertzi joined the International Program in September 2019. Léllé graduated from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens in 2017.... Read more »
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Sarah Lookofsky

Associate Director, International Program The Museum of Modern Art Sarah Lookofsky joined the The Museum of Modern Art in March 2014. Prior to working at MoMA, she was a faculty member and the instructor for curatorial studies at the... Read more »
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Restitution and Return

The discussion raises contemporary questions of restitution of cultural property taken during periods of colonial expansion. Curator Sean Anderson discusses the challenges of the repatriation of monuments and the protocols of repair; artist Kader Attia explores models of repair that do not aspire to erase the inherent injury but rather embody new forms of resistance; and professor of philosophy Souleymane Bachir Diagne addresses the translation of objects from objects of ethnographic curiosity to artworks and how a material return can occasion resocialization and transformation.

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The discussion raises contemporary questions of restitution of cultural property taken during periods of colonial expansion. Curator Sean Anderson discusses the challenges of the repatriation of monuments and the protocols of repair; artist Kader Attia explores models of repair that do not aspire to erase the inherent injury but rather embody new forms of resistance; and professor of philosophy Souleymane Bachir Diagne addresses the translation of objects from objects of ethnographic curiosity to artworks and how a material return can occasion resocialization and transformation.

The Multiplication of Perspectives: Returns. Introduction by Sean Anderson

The Multiplication of Perspectives: Returns. Kader Attia

The Multiplication of Perspectives: Returns. Souleymane Bachir Diagne

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This Seminar is part of: Multiplying Perspectives, in Practice