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What’s in a Name?: The Politics of Identification in African Art

When: Thu., Aug. 25, 4 p.m. 2016

Led by: Michelle Apotsos, Assistant Professor of Art What are the implications of identifying an artist as “Unknown” or using the name of a cultural group in the place of an individual artist? Further, what are the politics of identifying a contemporary artist in a way that they contest? Unpack the politics of identity and identification within the shifting roles of African artists from past to present in African Art Against the State.

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