Modes of Reasoning Lecture - Walter Mignolo (Duke University), "Exiting the failures of modernity: epistemic reconstitution and aesthetic re-emergence"
|When:||We 10-10-2018 17:00 - 19:00|
|Where:||Heymanszaal, Academy Building|
A couple of years ago two major exhibitions attracted the attention of many beyond the sphere of art, museums and galleries. Juko Hasegawa, distinguished Japanese curator, was responsible for one of them; Bruno Latour, well-known French intellectual, curated the second. Hasegawa’ titled her exhibit: “The New Sensorium: Exiting the Failures of Modernization. Latour titled his “Reset Modernity.” The title of the two exhibitions frames my talk: the tendency in the North Atlantic is not to loose privileges in any of the spheres in which privilege was secured since 1500. Hence “Reset Modernity.” The tendencies outside of Europe are to delink from the failures of modernity and, I would say, its aberration. Hence, “Exiting the Failures of Modernity.”
Peruvian sociologist Anibal Quijano was one among many who understood the double bind of decolonization. He introduced the concept of coloniality of power (that kept nation-stages hostage of coloniality) and re-oriented the goal of decolonization: he described it as “epistemic reconstitution.” Later on, as the work of the modernity/coloniality expanded, Colombian scholar, artist and activist Adolfo-Alban Achinte made the distinction between resistance and re-existence: epistemic reconstitution was linked to re-existence. But as far as re-existence implies delinking from praxis of living modeled by the imaginary of modernity, re-existence is not only epistemic but aesthesic: it means re-existing in by delinking from the failures of modernity and re-model our sensing and emotioning.
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