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dc.contributor.authorWalker, Ellynen
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-02T23:25:14Z
dc.date.available2021-02-02T23:25:14Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/28690
dc.description.abstractIn today’s climate of political unrest, art institutions and curators play increasingly important roles, serving (their) varied constituencies and cultural communities by creating meaningful points of contact with diverse materials and representational practices. Nevertheless, institutions and curators continue to perform neoliberal politics through mere inclusion that does not reckon with necessary structural change. This dissertation responds to how art exhibitions and art institutions have recentred whiteness through their representational logics, with case studies that unsettle traditional curatorial methods and methodologies. More specifically, it explores three distinct curatorial approaches to spatially and conceptually laying out an exhibition in the gallery that offer decolonizing potential: (1) juxtapositional contrast; (2) intertextual simultaneity and layering; and (3) re-oriented sightlines and entry points. Drawing on Black, Indigenous, feminist, queer, diasporic, and critical settler writings and pedagogies, this project seeks to reveal alternative ways of working with and representing BIPOC artists and histories in relation to curatorial subject positions and institutional contexts.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
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dc.subjectcuratorial studiesen
dc.subjectcuratorial practiceen
dc.subjectmuseum studiesen
dc.subjectmuseum theoryen
dc.subjectcontemporary arten
dc.subjectvisual cultureen
dc.subjectcultural studiesen
dc.subjectdecolonial aestheticsen
dc.subjectdecolonizing methodologiesen
dc.subjectexhibition theoryen
dc.subjectcritical art historyen
dc.subjectCanadian studiesen
dc.subjectresearch-creationen
dc.subjectcritical settler studiesen
dc.subjectIndigenous methodologiesen
dc.titleCURATORIAL CONTESTATIONS: CHALLENGING INSTITUTIONAL MODES OF INCLUSION IN THE ARTS THROUGH CURATORIAL POSITION(S) AND PRACTICE(S)en
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dc.description.degreePhDen
dc.contributor.supervisorRobinson, Dylan
dc.contributor.supervisorTaunton, Carla
dc.contributor.departmentCultural Studiesen
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dc.embargo.liftdate2026-01-29T17:54:04Z
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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