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  • Collingwood
  • It questions the present through performing the past
  • physical and psychological experience

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about 21 hours ago

"xperience,Memory, Re-enactment screenings and talks (held both in Rotterdam as a collaboration between the Piet Zwart Institute and TENT/Witte de With centres for contemporary art, and in Bergen as a collaboration between the academy and Kunsthall), in a modest way, tried to do. The intersection between academy and art institution can be used to set up a particular framework; this setting allows an approach in which art works are not presented in terms of finite products that the audience can either like or dislike, 'get' or not, but in terms of an artistic process that is open to questioning, discussion and speculation. As an interesting consequence, works that are successful in this particular context are not the ones that are simply 'great', but the ones that are challengingly problematic.

Text: Anke Bangma, Guest Teacher at the Dept of Fine Art. The article is published in the KHiB Yearbook for the academic year 2004-2005."

  • “I’ve never heard of a contract where a company gets 100 per cent,” Minio-Paluello said.
  • Then last month, on the same day the agreement had reportedly been signed, Bob Dudley, BP’s CEO, told the Sharm el-Sheikh audience that at a time when the drop in oil prices have been a huge shock for companies like his that had been living in a “world of luxury”, their pledged investment in Egypt is significant.

     

    “We have seen in the last year, and particularly in the last three or four months, the term that many people use in Egypt: we can see the red tape being cut,” Dudley told the audience.

Apr 13, 15

"decolonization, Process by which colonies become independent of the colonizing country"

    • Decolonization

         
       
         
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      When the United Nations was founded in 1945, some 750 million people, nearly a third of the world's population, lived in Territories that were dependent on colonial Powers.  Today, fewer than 2 million people live under colonial rule in the 16 remaining non-self-governing territories.  The wave of decolonization, which changed the face of the planet, was born with the UN and represents the world body’s first great success.

Apr 13, 15

"when political power was transferred from Great Britain to its former colonies"

  • when political power was transferred from Great Britain to its former colonies
  • older Eurocentric state of global affairs now only has a place in the history books.
Apr 13, 15

"Sherene Razack (2002) argues that “although the spatial story that is told varies from one time to another, at each stage the story installs Europeans as entitled to the land, a claim that is codified in law” (p. 3)."

  • Sherene Razack (2002) argues that “although the spatial story that is told varies from one time to another, at each stage the story installs Europeans as entitled to the land, a claim that is codified in law” (p. 3).
  • e legal doctrine of terra nullius – empty, uninhabited lands – describes territory that has supposedly never been subject to the sovereignty of any nation. Settler colonists used such laws to politically and materially occupy Indigenous la
Apr 13, 15

"Thus, the United States used aid packages, technical assistance and sometimes even military intervention to encourage newly independent nations in the Third World to adopt governments that aligned with the West"

  • Thus, the United States used aid  packages, technical assistance and sometimes even military intervention to  encourage newly independent nations in the Third World to adopt governments that  aligned with the West
  • ny of the new nations resisted the pressure  to be drawn into the Cold War, joined in the “nonaligned movement,” which formed  after the Bandung conference of 1955, and focused on internal development.
  • The new nations pushed the UN toward  accepting resolutions for independence for colonial states and creating a  special committee on colonialism, demonstrating that even though some nations  continued to struggle for independence, in the eyes of the international  community, the colonial era was ending.
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