Jamelie Hassan : Trespassers and Captives

Hassan, Jamelie and Smith, Peter and Spence, Michael and Meehan, Brian and Folch-Serra, Mireya and Drobnick, Jim and Fisher, Jennifer and Hassan, Salah D. and Patten, James. Jamelie Hassan : Trespassers and Captives. London, Ont.: London Regional Art and Historical Museums, 2000.

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Abstract (English)

Catalogue for Hassan’s artist-in-residence project – an intervention consisting of installations, lectures, tableaux vivants and musical presentations–at the London Regional Art and Historical Museums’ historic Eldon House. By responding to archival materials and artefacts from the Eldon House, Hassan and other artists/authors consider a wide range of issues – race, class, gender, etc. – in relation to British Imperialism and European Colonialism. Spence, an archaeologist and forensic anthropologist, traces the chain of custody of a skull found in the Eldon House attic. M. Folch-Serra provides an account of Teresa Harris Littledale’s trip to Tibet in 1894. Hassan discusses various aspects of the project, including her removal of historic artefacts and African hunting trophies from the Eldon House, the incorporation of her drawings and paintings of its garden, and encounters with other participants in the project. J. Drobnick and J. Fisher provide a theoretical frame of reference for interpreting their series of performative tableaux titled The Servant Problem, with detailed descriptions and photographic documentation. S. D. Hassan’s essay is based on Amelia Ryerse Harris’ diary entries (1857-1882) and an 1857 issue of the periodical Punch; his reflections on 19th century British imperialist ideology and culture centre on the relationship between metropolis and colony. J. Patten’s analysis of Hassan’s project focuses on the narratives harboured within artefacts from the historic house-as-museum. Biographical notes. Circa 113 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Hassan, Jamelie (Artist); Hassan, Jamelie (Author); Smith, Peter (Author); Spence, Michael (Author); Meehan, Brian (Author); Folch-Serra, Mireya (Author); Drobnick, Jim (Artist); Drobnick, Jim (Author); Fisher, Jennifer (Artist); Fisher, Jennifer (Author); Hassan, Salah D. (Author); Patten, James (Author)
Dossier: 410 - HASSAN, JAMELIE
Collation: 96 p. : 51 ill. (10 col.) ; 20 x 24 cm
ISBN: 1895800781
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: London, Ont.: London Regional Art and Historical Museums
Artists: Hassan, Jamelie; Drobnick, Jim; Fisher, Jennifer
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 6 June - 30 Oct. 1999, Eldon House of the London Regional Art and Historical Museums.
Deposited by: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2001
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:13
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/13689
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