Vortragsreihe ‘African Modernism’

This Lecture Series is organized in cooperation with the Work Group Aesthetics at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies and co-curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College). International scholars and experts in the field of African Arts and Aesthetics give public presentations to enrich the theoretical input for the research onAfrican Modernism and a close reading of the Iwalewahaus collection of modern and contemporary art.

The Dreams by Jak Katarikawe 1989, Sammlung Robert Loder

Elsbeth Court (SOAS Univ. of London)
Looking Back with Jak: His career in the context of modern art in East Africa

Mi, 20.05.2015, 19 Uhr

This presentation will revisit the well-told story of Jak Katarikawe, a pioneer modern painter whose themes embrace living, livelihood and landscape in East Africa. His professional career spans the early years of political Independence into 21st century.

Elsbeth Court will engage critically with the 2001 exhibition monograph Dreaming in Pictures, (curated by Elsbeth Court and Johanna Agthe) that focuses on the artist’s formative years and emphasizes his earliest narrative works while offering examples of his more recent visionary landscapes.

Im Anschluss: Music Archive Listening Session in der Lounge.

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