Lives of Objects

A woman standing in front of Nigerian crude oil as part of the Series of Personal Questions exhibition blank projects

Decoloniality and the Afterlife of Cultural Heritage Objects

In recent years, ongoing debates about the restitution of cultural heritage objects that were stolen within various colonial contexts have gained momentum in tandem with a general awareness about the prevalence of various social injustices throughout society. While these discussions have primarily involved scholars, academics and museum professionals, artists, activists, and community members have also played an important role in reconfiguring and complicating the discourse around decoloniality, restitution, and reparations.


Artistic Residencies

We have two artistic residencies as part of the Lives of Objects programme: Pamela Tulizo and Theo Eshetu.