Monday, 4 August 2008

Prof. Sylvester Ogbechie takes time out to conduct a seminar session on Transnationalism at CCA,Lagos

In August 2008 CCA, Lagos continues its public programme with talks by US based Nigerian art historian Professor Sylvester Ogbechie in a seminar session on Wed 6th and Thurs 7th.

Wednesday Aug 6th 2pm – 4pm


Thursday Aug 7th 2pm – 4pm

TRANSNATIONALISM: Art and Identity in Global Africa

This seminar session evaluates the impact of transnationalism and globalization on artistic and cultural practice in contemporary African art and through this process, redefines African art and identity within a global context. It focuses on how the international movement of artists and ideas affect our understanding of African identity and creativity. The course is structured as a hands-on project whose goal is to develop a knowledge system analysis of global African art practices and to examine key cultural and discursive concepts.

Sylvester Ogbechie is Associate Professor of Art History at the department of History of Arts and Architecture, University of California Santa Barbara. Ogbechie has an extensive scholarly background in Classical, Modern, and Contemporary African and African Diaspora arts. His research evaluates Alternative Modernities and the colonial and postcolonial conventions of representation in the arts and visual cultures of African and African Diaspora populations. Prof. Ogbechie is the author of Ben Enwonwu: The Making of an African Modernist, published by The University of Rochester Press in 2008.


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