Afro-Cuban artist, scholar, and curator Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz of Stanford University in conversation with curator/PhD student Cesar Garcia, UCLA.
THIS LECTURE IS THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF MONDAY AFRICA SEMINAR SERIES (MASS) PRESENTATIONS.
EXHIBITING AFRICA, Part II: Artists’ Perspectives on Critical Curatorial Practice
Monday African Seminar Series (MAAS)
UCLA African Studies Center, Co-sponsored by the Fowler Museum, Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, and the Mellon Postdoctural Program "Cultures in Transnational Perspectives."
Faculty Coordinators: Polly Nooter Roberts and Allen F. Roberts
Fall Quarter 2011
In this series, three contemporary artists engage in conversation with curators to consider dynamic approaches to Africa’s representation in museum and exhibition contexts of the 21st century. Most of the discourse in museum and curatorial studies has come from museum practitioners or theorists, but seldom do we hear the voices of artists and their viewpoints with regard to how they might expand, redefine, and possibly transcend exhibitionary frameworks. This forward-looking series of conversations will feature artists’ perspectives and interventions that embrace multiple facets of traditional, modern, contemporary, urban, and diasporic African expression. Through presentation of their work, interwoven with discussion of the global contemporary; on-site performance art and ethnographic encounters; and contemporary artistic production as urban arts activism, the series engages artists in the discourse and actions of curatorial practice.
Mon. October 17th, 4 – 6 pm, 10383 Bunche Hall, 10th Floor:
“Putting the Global Contemporary in Place: Wosene Worke Kosrof, at Home Abroad”
Ethiopian artist Wosene Worke Kosrof in conversation with Allyson Purpura, Curator of the Arts of Africa at the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and discussion with Mesai Haileleul of Los Angeles and Patricia DiRubbo of Berkeley.
Monday, November 7th, 4 – 6 pm, 10383 Bunche Hall, 10th Floor:
“’The Green Room’: New Approaches to Curatorial Practices in Africa and its Diasporas”
Afro-Cuban artist, scholar, and curator Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz of Stanford University in conversation with curator/PhD student César Garcia, UCLA.
Monday, November 21st, 4 – 6 pm, 10383 Bunche Hall, 10th Floor:
“The Artist as Activist: Curating the Calligraphy of Healing”
Senegalese artist Yelimane Fall in conversation with curators/professors Polly Nooter Roberts and Allen F. Roberts of UCLA.
Date: Monday, November 07, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day parking ($11) available in lot 3.
UCLA African Studies Center Tel: 310-825-3686
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, World Arts & Cultures/Dance, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Mellon Postdoctural Program "Cultures in Transnational Perspectives"