On the occasion of Afrovibes festival we have invited Thania Petersen, a multi disciplinary artist from South Africa, to speak and give a presentation about the way in which she questions colonial identities and legacies trough her work. In what ways has colonialism influenced language, labels and imagery that we know today? How can we imagine different stories and narratives? Surrounding these questions Thania Petersen will be interviewed and give a presentation about her work as an artist.
The event is free but reservation is required https://dezwijger.nl/programma/deconstructing-colonial-legacies-through-art
Thania Petersen is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses photography, performance and installation to address the intricacies and complexities of her identity in contemporary South Africa.
Petersen’s reference points sit largely in Islam and in creating awareness about its religious, cultural and traditional practices. She attempts to unpack contemporary trends of Islamophobia through her analysis of the continuing impact of colonialism, European and American imperialism, and the increasing influence of right-wing ideologies.