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Prof. Carla Taunton

Assistant Professor
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Division of Art History and Critical Studies, Canada
Participe à 1 Session
Dr. Carla Taunton is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of Cultural Studies at Queen’s University.
Carla is a co-investigator on The Kanata Indigenous Performance, New and Digital Media Art Project, a collaborative research partnership which traces Indigenous practices and methodologies in the areas of performance, digital and new media arts. She is also a co-organizer of the new Art and Activism Project at NSCAD University.  In 2012, her Ph.D thesis “Performing Resistance/Negotiating Sovereignty: Indigenous Women’s Performance Art in Canada,” completed at Queen’s University, received the Governor General’s Gold Medal.
Carla's areas of expertise include Indigenous arts and methodologies, contemporary Canadian art, museum and curatorial studies as well as theories of decolonization, anti-colonialism, and settler responsibility. Drawing on collaborative research models, her current research focuses on Indigenous arts-based approaches towards the socio-political projects of decolonization, indigenization and social-justice. Through this work she investigates current approaches towards the writing of indigenous specific art histories, recent indigenous and settler research/arts collaborations, and strategies of creative-based interventions that challenge colonial narratives, national/ist institutions and settler imagination.
Carla is an Alliance Member of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective and an independent curator.

Sessions auxquelles Prof. Carla Taunton participe

Samedi 4 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 - 17:00 | 6 heures
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)ArtsArchitecture and Urbanism

This session explores artist-history exchanges in the context of heritage sites, venues and spaces, and considers recent curatorial and artistic interventions and performative strategies, such as decolonial methodologies. Drawing on disciplinary art history, this session approaches heritage sites as strategically re-deployed historic structures that function as representational signs – artifactual objects furnished with other objects that cumulatively and, by virtue of their provenance, pr...