Sunday, November 27, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
On November 28, I will welcome two artist-scholars, Okechukwu Nwafor (Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria) and Evassy Tumusiime (Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda) to Princeton for a three-day residency as African Studies Association/ American Council for Learned Societies Presidential Fellows. On the 30th, they will be joined by Nomusa Mahkubu (University of Cape Town) for a mini-symposium on Art and Visual Cultures in Africa Today, before they all depart to Washington DC, to participate in the annual conference of the ASA.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
As if the news about the African Art History job announcement by the Department of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, the Ivy League university based in Philadelphia is not big enough, Yale University's History of Art Department has just announced that it is also in the market for a "replacement"--if you could ever imagine a junior scholar replacing that monument called Robert Farris Thompson. I cannot remember the last time two Ivy League universities are searching for an African art historian at the same time. I am watching to see they hire; thankfully, there are a couple of really smart young scholars out there!
Thursday, October 20, 2016
|Palace of Arts, Cairo|
|Installation view with Carlo Desidero's Satan Around the World, n. d. (left)|
|Photographic self-portraits by the enigmatic Van Leo|
|Archival documents by Art and Liberty Group|
|Hadi El-Ghazzar, Man and Cat, 1952|
|Kamal Youssef, Hoda, 1942|
Monday, October 17, 2016
|Haus der Kunst, Munich|
Yes, there was a curatorial roundtable featuring Geeta Kapur, Cathy Siegel, Ulrich Wilmes and moi, with Okwui as moderator.
|Postwar on Haus der Kunst facade with works by American Roy Liechtensten and Nigerian Collette Omogbai|
|Director of Haus der Kunst, Okwui Enwezor welcoming guests to the Curatorial Roundtable on Friday|
|Co-curator of "Postwar" Cathy Siegel|
|Obiora Udechukwu and Okwui Enwezor|
|Salah Hassan and Obiora Udechukwu|
|Udechukwu and Marc-Andre Schmachtel, former director of Goethe-Institut, Lagos|