Elizabeth Harney, associate professor of art history, University of Toronto
How do contemporary African artists engage with histories of primitivism, and how do they understand the European fascination with Africa’s artistic heritage? This lecture will question how the familiar story of modernism can be challenged, not only through greater attention to African and diasporic modernists who, like Picasso, looked to African traditional arts to create modern images in the early to mid-part of the twentieth century, but also through contemporary artistic returns to the aesthetic forms and debates central to the colonial-modern era.
Activity free of charge. Optional pass reservation: in order to guarantee admission to the lectures, you may reserve a numbered seat in exchange for a service charge. One hour before the event, passes for any remaining seats will be given out free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Service charges (per pass)
General public: $5