Winner of the Project Trajectories of ideas, knowledge and objects between museums in Europe and Africa | 2020-2021 Changing world(s) call of project
Published at 17 December 2021
Emmanuelle Chérel, Phd of art history, authorized to supervise research, member of the UMR CNRS AAU CRENAU team of the National School of Architecture of Nantes, works on the political dimensions of art and favors interdisciplinary theoretical approaches in order to consider an artistic proposal as an act accomplished within a historical reality. Currently, his work focuses on the postcolonial present of the art field. Full professor at the Nantes Saint-Nazaire School of Fine Arts, responsible for the Dakar Campus, she also led research projects Pensées archipéliques, Penser depuis la frontière and since 2019 Ateliers de troubles épistémologiques with El Hadji Malick Ndiaye/musée d'art africain Théodore Monod IFAN Dakar. She has written numerous articles (Critique d'Art, Multitudes, Black Camera, Journal des Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, L’Art Even, May, La part de l'oeil and in numerous collective books), Le Mémorial de l’abolition de l’esclavage de Nantes – Enjeux et controverses (PUR, 2012), and co-directed L’Histoire de l’art n’est pas donnée : Art et postcolonialité en France (PUR, 2016), Penser depuis la Frontière (Dis voir, 2018). She co-directs the collection « Arts Contemporains » at Presses Universitaires de Rennes is co-founder of the online review Trouble dans les collections.
The first four issues are part of the project "Trouble dans les collections. Trajectories of ideas, knowledge and objects between museums in Europe and Africa” led by Lotte Arndt, Emmanuelle Chérel, El Hadji Malick Ndiaye and Marian Nur Goni, funded in 2020 and 2021 by the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme. An editorial committee is being set up to develop this publication in the years to come.
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