This is a Pipe



This is a Pipe is an appropriation of René Magritte's The Treachery of Images. It proposes negation as a method to delineate an object. The act of selecting is also a process of exclusion. In this piece, one of my aims is to give character to absence—to organize, shape, and develop a structure for the excluded. It poses a question: where colonial narratives are strongly rooted in the exclusion of intellectual and cultural achievements of the developing world, can negation or shaping the excluded be used as a possible method for integrating decolonization discourse?

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©Yohannes Mulat Mekonnen

Münster, Germany.