Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Anna Mester – Brazil's (Re)Encounter with "Africa"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

+ Google Calendar04/19/2017 12:0004/19/2017 13:30America/New_YorkAnna Mester – Brazil's (Re)Encounter with "Africa"This presentation will explore “Africa” as a cultural and historical construct and the museum as a space which discerns, creates, and writes historical discourse of and about “Africa” in the present. I will study two exhibitions A nova mão afro-brasileira and África ancestral e contemporânea: as artes do Benin to understand how the museum serves as spaces of discursive and historical contention for the (re)writing of Black histories across the South...Joukowsky ForumMM/DD/YYYY
+ iCal/Outlook04/19/2017 12:0004/19/2017 13:30America/New_YorkAnna Mester – Brazil's (Re)Encounter with "Africa"This presentation will explore “Africa” as a cultural and historical construct and the museum as a space which discerns, creates, and writes historical discourse of and about “Africa” in the present. I will study two exhibitions A nova mão afro-brasileira and África ancestral e contemporânea: as artes do Benin to understand how the museum serves as spaces of discursive and historical contention for the (re)writing of Black histories across the South...Joukowsky ForumMM/DD/YYYY

This presentation will explore “Africa” as a cultural and historical construct and the museum as a space which discerns, creates, and writes historical discourse of and about “Africa” in the present. I will study two exhibitions A nova mão afro-brasileira and África ancestral e contemporânea: as artes do Benin to understand how the museum serves as spaces of discursive and historical contention for the (re)writing of Black histories across the South Atlantic.

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