Statuary, memory and representations in the decolonial era/statuaire, mémoires et représentations au tournant décolonial

Issue 1/Numéro 1

Mars 2022

e-ISSN : 2779-6981 


  • Allisson BISSCHOP
    As a doctoral fellow in art history at the University of Liege since January 2019, her research focuses on the Belgian-Congolese colonial question in contemporary art in Belgium, from the 1960s to the present day. The main objective is to analyze a corpus of artistic and curatorial practices that, in the post-colonial period, referred to the history and legacy of the Belgian colonization of the Congo. More precisely, it aims to explain how this issue has been introduced in the field of visual arts in Belgium, in particular since the turn of the years 1990-2000, while investigating the socio-political and cultural context in which the various projects envisaged were born. This thesis will thus allow us to question the artists’ view of this complex heritage and to examine the current artistic methods of appropriation, transmission and rereading of the colonial past.
  • Dónal Mac ERLAINE
    Dónal Mac Erlaine is an Irish musician and cultural historian. A classical guitarist, his training is in music analysis and history. He was the winner of the O’Riada award for composition in 2014. He has been published in The Irish Times, The Journal of Music in Ireland, Epoché (ἐποχή) Philosophy Magazine and Urthona. His peer reviewed publications have been printed in The DSCH Journal, The Musicology Review, The Journal of the Society of Musicology in Ireland and The Journal of Science and Popular Culture.
  • Matthieu CORP
    Mathieu Corp is a doctor in Information and Communication Sciences and an Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies at Aix-Marseille University. He studies the relationship between art and history in contemporary Latin American visual arts and examines the conditions of meaning of images in relation to the discourses and devices that mediate them. He has published several articles on contemporary Latin American photography.
  • Occitane LACURIE
    Occitane Lacurie is a doctoral student in Aesthetics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her research focuses on the question of the ghost. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and the École des Hautes Études en sciences sociales, she has worked on the question of resistance to official memory in the anarchist neighborhood of Exárcheia in Athens. She also contributes to the visual studies journal Débordements.
  • Elisabeth PAQUETTE
    Elisabeth Paquette is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She works at the intersection of social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and decolonial theory. Her book with The University of Minnesota Press, titled Universal Emancipation: Race beyond Badiou, engages Alain Badiou’s conception of Négritude and the Haitian Revolution for theories of emancipation. Her publications can be found in Badiou Studies, Philosophy Today, Radical Philosophy Review, Hypatia, and Philosophy Compass. She is currently working on a manuscript on the writings of Decolonial Theorist Sylvia Wynter, offering an analysis of her work through the lens of Indigenous Theory.
  • Marine SCHÜTZ
    Marine Schütz is the author of the thesis Handmade readymade. Pratiques graphiques dans le Pop Art defended in 2015 under the direction of Pierre Wat at the University of Aix-Marseille (to be published by Presses du Réel). She is the author of articles on the relationship between art, culture and society in scientific journals (Histoire de l’art, 20/21, Critique d’art, Sculpture, The Journal of Heritage and Society, Marges). She has been a research fellow at the INHA, a fellow at the German Center for Art History, and has taught in several universities, notably in Grenoble and Lyon as an ATER. Since 2018, she joined – as a post-doctoral fellow – the H2020 research project ECHOES (European colonial heritage modalities in entangled cities) at the University of Rennes 2 under the supervision of Elvan Zabunyan.  Her recent research focuses on the dialogue between colonial heritage and contemporary art in the cities of Bristol and Marseille.
    Aron Montenegro  (he/him/winaq) is a PhD candidate in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA focusing on the role of visual and performance art in addressing intergenerational trauma among migrant communities. As a street artist who creates murals, ‘zines, screen prints and theatre skits, his research is informed by creative practices facilitated outside of institutional settings. Prior to attending UCLA,  Aron was an independent journalist covering land conflicts in Central America and successfully stopped the construction of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in his hometown of El Monte, CA.
  • Frédéric LEFRANÇOIS
    Frédéric Lefrançois holds a doctorate in English Studies, teacher and researcher in Art Sciences and Anglistics at the University of the French West Indies (Université des Antilles). As a member of CRILLASH-CEREAP (EA 4095) and EASTAP (European Association of Theatre and Performance), he focuses on Caribbean diasporic visual and living arts in the light of psychoanalytical, anthropological and postcolonial theories. He has published L’Autre Scène du Désir: Strange Fruit by Caryl Phillips, a work on West Indian-British theatre, edited Stan Musquer’s Trinity: Cross-readings of a Caribbean work, and translated into English a work on Caribbean aesthetics, Manifesto of Modern Maroonism
    D. A-R. Forbes-Erickson (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University, USA. She specializes in theatre history, performance studies, theatre practice-as-research, historiography, and dramatic literature. Her research includes African Diasporic theatres and performances with a special focus on Caribbean masquerades from the seventeenth century to the present, including eroticism, skin color, race, and gender in acts of decoloniality. She is the founder/artistic director of the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble dedicated to the research and production of theatres in the African continuum. Dr. Forbes-Erickson holds a doctorate in Theatre: Performance as Public Practice from the University of Texas at Austin with a portfolio in African and African American Studies.
    Samson Mengolo Mbel is Assistant Lecturer at the University of Buea, Cameroon. He studies Ethnography and Ethnographic Analogy and has contributed to the Seminar-Workshop “Sites and Memory of Slavery in Cameroon”, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique (University of Yaounde I).
  • Marisa LEWIS
    Marisa Lewis is a PhD Candidate in English at the University of Ottawa (Algonquin Territory). Her dissertation project focuses on decolonial pedagogies, coalition-building, and spatial theory in literary and cultural works of anti-colonial resistance and organizing. She has published on literature about poetics and locality in Canada and also coordinates equity and education projects at a labour union in Ottawa. Her research is funded by a SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Scholarship.
    Dr. Ranita Chakraborty Dasgupta is Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of English Studies and Research
    Amity University, Kolkata, and develops research in the field of comparative literature.