№ 99/2008 from Apr 18, 2008
The program “Open Lecture Halls” of Freie Universität Berlin is presenting a lecture series on “Transcultural Perspectives of African Art/History.” The first lecture will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at 6:15 p.m. There is no charge for the lectures and no registration required. Most of the lectures will be held in English (see titles below).
At the very latest, after Documenta 11 in 2002 was curated by Okwui Enwezor from Nigeria, the broad public became aware that African art is a substantial, innovative, and extremely multi- faceted part of contemporary art. This fact had remained obscure for a long time because the establishment of art history as a university discipline and the establishment of the art museum as an institution occurred during the period of colonialization. This led to the exclusion of African art. The lecture series is devoted to the various positions of contemporary African art and will re-examine rigid categories of what is "African."
- Tuesdays, 6.15 to 8:00 p.m.; Begin: April 22, 2008
- Art History Institute of Freie Universität Berlin, Koserstraße 20, Lecture Halll B, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Podbielskiallee (U3)
This lecture series was planned by the Art History Institute of Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with the Chair for Postcolonial Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
In collaboration with Arsenal Kino, three evenings are being devoted to showing African films: May 21 at 7:00 p.m.; June 18 at 9:00 p.m.; and July 16 at 9:00 p.m.
Prof. Dr. Gregor Stemmrich
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 838-56811
Dr. Karin Gludovatz
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 838-53814
Coordinator of "Open Lecture Halls"
Telephone: +49 (0)30 / 838-73535