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Other colors

  • Event
  • 4 July 2024
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screening as part of the public program of Tradu/izioni d'Eurasia Reloaded

Tuesday July, 4th - 6 PM

Other Colors

The screening program Other Colors refers to the ways in which color and color classifications have been used as a technique of Othering throughout modernity and into the present. It also looks at color symbolism, what it has meant in different cultural contexts and times, and how it continues to influence our complex, globalized present. Finally, it looks for potential, new color symbolisms that may be able to move beyond othering classifications. It searches for ways to unlearn orientalist, racist, and othering color systems and to imagine an aesthetic that leads to new social meanings.

Art historian and author Hannah Jacobi invited three collectives and archives to suggest and contribute videos and films for the screening program: Collective for Black Iranians (CBI) produces creative and critically conscious content that proposes an Iranian culture fully at its Black and African intersections. For Other Colors, the Collective will present a series of micro and short films that weave black Iranian narratives to resist racial erasure and write, siyah zibast, black is beautiful. Parking Video Library (Tehran/Berlin) (PVL) is an archive of moving image and video art from the 1980s to the present. PVL will contribute a collection of videos that use different colors as a background, feature, or frame to look at social and political challenges and ways of dealing with them. Finally, Shur Collective brings together PoC queer-feminist, interdisciplinary artists and activists. Coming from diverse backgrounds, the artists in the collective share a common political perspective through art, space, and interaction. In their articulation of Other Colors, Shur Collective will open a space for imagination, “other” possibilities, a countercurrent.

The program is introduced by Hannah Jacobi with members of the contributing collectives and archives.

Free admission.



Hannah Jacobi is an art historian and author specializing in global art. She is co-founder of, a transcultural network of cooperation and platform for art and dialog between European and West Asian art contexts.