Smoke in the Eye: Space Invader in the Colonial Archive

Writing : Kultwatch 

Smoke in the Eye - Space Invader in the Colonial Archive

Publication : Kultwatch March 2021

In 2020, the artist Munish Wadhia took up an artistic residency in a space with deep roots in colonialism: The Match Museum in Jönköping.

By the end, it was fraught by deep distrust, positions of power laid bare and a retreading of the very structures the art was meant to question. In an article for Kultwatch, Munish Wadhia discusses his experience with the Match Museum residency and connects it to a sweeping historical and theoretical context where the construction of whiteness still permeates the institutional framework art functions within.