Trevor on Tue, 11 Jul 2000 00:44:02 +0200


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Fw: Syndicate: Sao Paulo and the Africans (Mesquita reply)


----- Original Message -----
From: Trevor <tebatt@chello.nl>
To: Geneva J. Anderson <geneva@iscweb.com>; : "Olu Oguibe"
<ooguibe@hotmail.com>
Sent: Monday, July 10, 2000 6:56 PM
Subject: Re: Syndicate: Sao Paulo and the Africans (Mesquita reply)


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Geneva J. Anderson <geneva@iscweb.com>
> To: <syndicate@aec.at>
> Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 8:05 PM
> Subject: Syndicate: Sao Paulo and the Africans (Mesquita reply)
>
>
> >I'm forwarding letter as a follow-up to the previous re-post from
> >Olu Oguibe
>
> > ..I'm
> >interested in an open discussion but not being a curator
> >or artist...I do have your insight or practical experience.
>
> >Geneva Anderson
>
> Dear Geneva,
>
> Although sympathetic to Olu Oguibe's position -the lack of response on the
> mailing list would rather suggest that, with the advent of the web,
curators
> have become rather unimportant creatures outside their own hermanautically
> sealed circuits. Let us hope so.
>
> It also seems to me that "internationalism" is per definitie a
"neo-fascist"
> concept which subjugates all local culture, by reducing it to its own
> "context-free" (and therefore meaningless) level.
>
> Presumably, because only "western culture" is stupid enough to believe in
> de-contextualised regurgitation -"internationalism" will always be biased
> towards supporting it!
>
> Of course, the problem of how interesting people are going to find each
> other still remains.
>
> With friendly greetings,
> Trevor Batten <www.dma.nl/batten>
>
>
>

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