The Art of Nordic Colonialism: Writing Transcultural Art Histories

Projekter: ProjektForskning



The Art of Nordic Colonialism brings together researchers, curators, and artists working on art and visual culture related to Nordic colonial projects in the Caribbean, West Africa, India, Greenland, Iceland, and Sápmi. The project arises from the fact that artists took active part in imperialist projects from the 17th century and onwards, either as participants in colonial expeditions, as 'tourists' and travellers, or as onlookers from home. At the same time, colonized subjects used aesthetic practices in their resistance to colonial rule.

This research project will commence a collective examination and discussion of the role colonialism has had on the creation and reception of art and art histories across the Nordic countries and their former colonies from the 1600s up until the present.
Kort titelThe Art of Nordic Colonialism
Effektiv start/slut dato01/09/2019 → …


  • Kulturministeriet
  • Københavns Universitet, Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab (leder)