This World Is White No Longer

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“How can an Austrian art museum that is committed to a diverse and inclusive society deal with phenomena such as racism and xenophobia in a critical and appropriate manner? How can issues such as physical and structural violence, cultural identity and social exclusion be addressed and a decolonization of thought promoted? Essential starting points are self-criticism and the deconstruction of the white view of the world, which has always been wrong and one-sided, but whose validity has only started to falter in recent decades." (From the introduction by Thorsten Sadowsky)

The publication documents and continues the discourse that was initiated in 2021 with the two-part exhibition This World Is White No Longer by the Generali Foundation at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. The focus is on artistic positions that deal with questions of racism and xenophobia and examine the "change of perspective" as a method for questioning the interpretive sovereignty of one's own worldview.

Works by the artists Karo Akpokiere, Lothar Baumgarten, Danica Dakić, Forensic Architecture, Samuel Fosso, Charlotte Haslund-Christensen, Alfredo Jaar, Voluspa Jarpa, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, Adrian Piper, Lisl Ponger and Kara Walker will be discussed. The publication also presents the new works that were developed over several months of intensive work by the photography and new media class at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg for a project exhibition at the Generali Foundation Study Center.

This World Is White No Longer

Edited by Thorsten Sadowsky for the Generali Foundation Collection – permanent loan to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg

Texts by Stefanie Grünangerl, Gregor Neuerer, Thorsten Sadowsky and Jürgen Tabor, guest contributions by Farid Hafez and Dženeta Karabegović and an interview with Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński

Paperback, 21 x 15.5cm

232 pages, 314 color illustrations

Publisher for modern art, Vienna 2022

German-English edition

ISBN 978-3-903439-66-5