Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Anna Mester - Brazil’s (Re)Encounter with “Africa”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.

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 a space of discursive and historical contention for the (re)writing of Black histories across the South Atlantic.