Exposiçao Colonial

Exposition Coloniale Internationale Paris 1931

"Performance art in the west did not begin with Dadaist events. Since the early days of the Conquest, 'aboriginal samples' of people from Africa, Asia, and the Americas were brought to Europe for aesthetic contemplation, scientific analysis, and entertainment. Those people were forced first to take the place that the Europeans has already created for the savages of their own medieval mythology; later, with the emergence of scientific rationalism, the human specimens on display served as proof of the natural superiority of European civilization, of its ability to extort control over and extract knowledge form the so-called primitive world, and ultimately of the genetic inferiority of non-European races." (FUSCO, 1993)




FUSCO, Coco (1993) "The Origins of Intercultural Performance in the West". Heresis: A Feminist  Publication on Art and Politics. New York, Heresis Collective Inc., No. 27, p.21.

KUSTER, Brigitta (2007) Under the watchful eyes. On the international colonial exhibition in Paris 1931

AGERON, Charles-Robert (1984). "L'exposition coloniale de 1931" in Les lieux de mémoire. La République (dir. Pierre Nora) (1984), éd. "Quarto" Gallimard, 1997, p. 493-515

Cartaz alusivo à exposiçao

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