This lecture, held in the Museo on 14 November 2022, saw artist and anti-racist theorist Denise Ferreira da Silva present a new conception of aesthetics, her own approach to countering the colonial, racial and cisheteropatriarchal matrix inherent in Enlightenment and modern Western thought. Consequently, Ferreira examined contemporary works and artistic practices which call into question that which she calls the “transparent I”, a concept which references the modern subject hailing from the Enlightenment and customarily adopted in the position of spectator. This practice encompasses a reading of contemporary art carried out through the perspective of refusal and understood as a scene of confrontation which does not immediately revert to any theoretical-critical orientation.    

After It’s All Said

A Lecture by Denise Ferreira da Silva

9 january, 2024
Video Activities Cinema and video