Speaker Series | Mathias Danbolt "Landscapes of Ignorance: Colonial Imaginaries in Danish and Norwegian Art and Visual Culture"


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Landscapes of Ignorance: Colonial Imaginaries in Danish and Norwegian Art and Visual Culture

Mathias Danbolt
Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Bio: Mathias Danbolt is a Danish-Norwegian art historian who has a special focus on queer, feminist, and decolonial perspectives on art and visual culture. Danbolt is currently leading the collective research project “The Art of Nordic Colonialism: Writing Transcultural Art Histories” (2019-2021), supported by Carlsberg Foundation, which examines the effects and affects of Nordic colonialism within the field of art. He is the curator of the visual culture exhibition Blind Spots. Images of the Danish West Indies Colony (2017-18), co-curated with Mette Kia Krabbe Meyer and Sarah Giersing at the Royal Danish Library, and has contributed to numerous journals and books, including collections such as Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories (Manchester UP, 2016), Racialization, Racism, and Anti-Racism in the Nordic Countries (Palgrave, 2018), and Curatorial Challenges (Routledge, 2019). Danbolt is an Associate Professor of Art History at University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and member of The Young Academy, under The Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters.

Prof. Charmaine A. Nelson, Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University

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