Critical Writing Index

Bring It Back: Thinking the Ethno Politics of Identity Again: A Conversation Between Andrea Fatona, Aruna Srivastava and Rinaldo Walcott

by Andrea Fatona, Aruna Srivastava and Rinaldo Walcott

Fuse, Sept. Fall 2007, v. 30, no. 4, pp. 15-21

Professor Rinaldo Walcott, curator and Ph. D. candidate Andrea Fatona and Professor Aruna Srivastava enagage in a dialogue reflecting on the history and legacy of identity politics within the broad spectrum of art produced from the 1970s to the 1990s. The current standing of identity politics, is taken into consideration as, in relation to the its debated position, irrelevant. The panel addresses problems with previous strategies within the topic and postulates on new directions that artists can move toward. The panel, like their topic, is not resolved, both on the downfalls or directions, but put forth a broad spectrum of ideas from each speaker's informed and individual background. Identity Politics, or as Walcott states the ethno-political, is considered within the current Post-9/11, Post-Virginia Tech and Late Capitalist atmosphere and interprets how these events have influence on the future of this topic.

ITEM 2007.081 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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