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Agenda

7 February 2019
17:30 - 19:30
MCW Grote Zaal, Muntstraat 2a, Utrecht

Curating Africa: Art, Politics and the Postcolonial Imperative

The MA program Arts & Society has organised another exciting upcoming event as part of our MAAS Speaker Series. You are cordially invited to join us for what promises to be a fantastic lecture presentation by Prof. Awam Amkpa: Associate Professor, New York University, Tisch School Of The Arts.

 

The lecture is titled: Curating Africa: Art, Politics and the Postcolonial Imperative

The lecture will take place in the Grote Zaal with the entrance at Muntstraat 2A, MCW-LAB (Grote zaal KNG20) on Thursday February 7th between 17.30 and 19.30.

Tickets are free but they are limited, so to reserve a seat please visit our Eventbrite page.


Prof. Awam Amkpa:
Associate Professor, New York University, Tisch School Of The Arts

Trained as a dramatist, documentary filmmaker and scholar of theatre and film, Awam Ampka teaches Drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Africana Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences and is global visiting professor at NYU Abu Dhabi.  Former Senior Lecturer of Drama and Television at King Alfred’s University College, Winchester, England, and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Mount Holyoke College. Author of Theatre and Postcolonial Desires, London: Routledge, 2003 and forthcoming Archetypes, Stereotypes and Polytypes: Theatres of the Black Atlantic. Director of film documentaries such as Winds Against Our SoulsIts All About DowntownNational Images and Transnational Desires, and feature film Wazobia! Author of several articles in books and journals on Modernisms in TheatrePostcolonial theatreBlack Atlantic Issues, and Film studies. Awam Ampka is also a curator of visual and performing arts. He recently curated, Resignifications for Manifesta 12, Palermo, Lines Motions and Rituals in New York, Significaciones in Havana, Cuba, ReSignifications in Florence, Italy and the international traveling exhibition Africa: See You, See Me. Amkpa is co-founder and co-curator of ‘Real Life Pan-African Documentary Film Festival’ in Accra, Ghana.

The lecture is hosted by Utrecht University’s Master of Arts and Society and our 2019 Speaker Series.

The programme will look as follows:

17.30 Doors open

17.45 Lecture

19.15 Q&A

Tickets are free but they are limited, so to reserve a seat please visit our Eventbrite page.