Sessions Three and Four: Orientalism and Orientalism in Reverse
17 and 18 May: 10-12pm
Since these two sessions are so close together, we will read the theoretical texts by al-Azm, Bhabha, and Said in preparation for both. On Thursday, we will focus our discussion around the exhibition "Magiciens de la Terre" and the film "Les Maîtres Fous." On Friday, we will focus our discussion around the works by Rambod Vala and Ming Wong. Please let me know if you have any questions about this plan.
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al-’Azm, Sadiq Jalal. “Orientalism and Orientalism in Reverse,” Khamsin 8 (1981): 5-26.
Altshuler, Bruce (ed.). “Magiciens de la Terre, Paris, 1989.” Biennials and Beyond—Exhibitions that Made Art History, 1962-2002. London: Phaidon, 2013. (281-294)
Bhabha, Homi. “Introduction” and “The Other Question: Stereotype, Discrimination and the Discourse of Colonialism” [EXCERPTS]. The Location of Culture. Abindon, Oxon: Routledge, 1994. (1-6; 94-97)
Said, Edward. “Introduction” (Sections I and II) Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, 1979. (1-9)
Further Reading (optional):
Bhabha, Homi. “The Other Question” (in full)
Lim, Kien Ket. “Of Mimicry and White Man: A Psychoanalysis of Jean Rouch’s Les Maîtres Fous” Cultural Critique 51, no. 1 (2002): 40-73.
Sieg, Katrin. “Beyond Orientalism: Masquerade, Minstrelsy, Surrogation.” Seminar 41:2 (May 2005): 191-208.
Artworks for 17 May
- Jean-Hubert Martin (curator), “Magiciens de la terre.” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1989.
- Jean Rouch, Les Maîtres Fous [The Mad Masters], 29:09, 1956.
Artworks for 18 May
- Rambod Vala, Shahed, 2014-15
- Ming Wong, Biji Diva!, 2011, and Bülent Wongsoy, 2014