The Art of Critique
Flatness: Attempting to Decentre Power

Shama Kanna


Invited as part of 'Image Power. Institutional Critique Today' programme organized by Studium Generale Rietveld Academie with Frans Hals Museum, Shama Khanna will talk about the different forms of criticality enacted by her long-running curatorial platform, Flatness. The attempt of this multi-format project and website is to reconstitute the terms and conditions under which artworks are produced and framed: aiming to reduce feelings of exhaustion, overexposure and compulsion. Drawing on pre-Web 2.0 online histories combined with a reflexive interest in the desires of artists working semi-digitally, Flatness presents a more porous context for artworks to be shared as part of a genuinely networked culture. "All hands on deck to dismantle white supremacy and stay violent."


Experience, roam, and rearrange The Art of Critique: Image Power, online through – developed and conceptualized by graphic design student Giulia Bierens de Haan. 

Open Justice

Writer, curator, and Studium Generale contributor Ronald Rose-Antoinette invites you to Open Justice. Conceived for and hosted online the exhibition offers “a poetic twist on anti-colonial practices that seek to overturn an ending or hacking of sort.” Works by Filipa César, Raphaël Grisey, Bouba Touré & Kàddu Yaarax, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Jamilah Sabur, Malena Szlam, and The Otolith Group. Prolonged till July 18 at: