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2012 Undisciplined Knowledge

Undisciplined Knowledge Allan deSouza and Allyson Purpura, published in African Art, Interviews, Narratives: Bodies of Knowledge at Work, ed. Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012) This essay explores the possibility of art-writing occupying a space that is “undisciplined,” where it resists categorization and translation into the domain of art history. We …

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2009 A Discourse Concerning the Practice of Art

A Discourse Concerning the Practice of Art Allan deSouza talks to Chris Kubick & Anne Walsh of ARCHI VE Allan deSouza’s photographic and sculptural works examine issues of architecture, the body, dislocation, landscape, memory, vision, and the formation of racial, sexual, and colonial identities. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, and his fiction and critical …

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2008 Flyboy

Flyboy 2008

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2008 My Mother, My Sight

My Mother, My Sight Allan deSouza Published in The Oldest We’ve Ever Been, ed. Maud Lavin, U. Arizona Press. 2008; And in Allan deSouza Photoworks: 1998–2008, Talwar Gallery, New Delhi, 2008. It happened twelve years ago on a deserted Brooklyn street, the wrong place at the wrong time, except that I lived around the corner. …

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2008 My Mother, My Sight

Allan deSouza’s photographic and sculptural works examine issues of architecture, the body, dislocation, landscape, memory, …

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2008 Flyboy

There are the crashed and abandoned cars, the remnants of sudden, crushing impacts being quietly absorbed into the otherwise bucolic landscape; the unsettling experience of browsing for tourist trinkets within a stone’s throw of the border with its looming watchtowers and armed British soldiers; celebrating my son’s birthday as the news comes over the radio …

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2007 Is This Not A…?

Is This Not A … 2007

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2006 It’s Not Punny if You Have to Explain It

It’s Not Punny If You Have to Explain It (1) Allan deSouza (published in X-TRA, Contemporary Art Quarterly, LA. Vol.9, No.1. Sept, 06) When looking at the photographs in Jeanne Dunning: Study After Untitled, which mostly depict or refer to the female body, I wonder if I’m being told a joke without its punch-line or …

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2005 Lisbon Postcard

Lisbon Postcard 2005

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2005 Paris Postcard

Paris Postcard 2005

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2005 Encounters w- the Transglocal

Encounters With the Trans-Glocal Allan deSouza [2005, published in Battle of Visions: Critical Art of Korea, exhib. cat., Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany] Min Joong art is most usefully seen not only as a nationalist movement, seeking to unify a divided nation, but also as an anti-imperialist movement, seeking to––if not overthrow––at least contest the imposition of …

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2005 Detroit Postcard

Detroit Postcard 2005

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2004 Seoul Postcard

Seoul Postcard 2004

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2003 Salem Postcard

Salem Postcard 2003

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2003 Name Calling

Name Calling 2003

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2002 The Truth Is Out There

Truth Is Out There 2002

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