Between the dates of October 12th, 2017 and October 16th, 2017 I travelled from Montréal, Québec to Banff, Alberta to present a paper at the Universities Art Association of Canada’s annual symposium. This trip was made possible thanks to the generous funding of Media@McGill.
Sofia Misenheimer is an MA student of communication studies with a concentration in women's and gender studies. Her research explores how self-identity informs the work of women graffiti writers and street artists in Montreal. Sofia is creator and editor-in-chief of Art/iculation magazine and co-founder of the While No One Was Looking project. She holds an advanced degree in journalism and currently freelances as a writer and videographer, with a continuing by-line in Kolaj magazine.
My dissertation project seeks to answer the following question: How can the current move toward global art histories, the historical formation and ever-increasing “biennale-ization” of the global art world, and the related revision of museum collecting and display practices be understood in the context of both artistic production and art history’s formative relationship to projects of colonialism, nation building, globalization, and decolonization?