Afrotopes: El Anatsui in the context of contemporary artistic positions from West Africa

Workshop & Seminar for adults,

Practical information

Workshop & Seminar for adults in German
No reservation required
Free with museum admission

Event overview

‘Afrotopes’ is  an analytical concept introduced by Huey Copeland and Krista Thompson to analyze subjects that determine the aesthetics of the African Diaspora. Afrotopes refers to a visual language of a form that has become central to the formation of a black consciousness as well as the culture and identity of the black diaspora.

The open seminar will focus on the exploration of El Anatsui’s practice and related artistic positions in West Africa in an attempt to develop alternative models for art theory and practice. It will also analyze socio-political conditions and historical developments in Nigeria, the adopted home of the Ghanaian artist. The seminar is open to all interested visitors.

Dates and topics

11 July: Drawing versus wood reliefs: stereotypes in ethnographic readings

18 July: Semiotics as a perspective: Traces and indexical fields

Free with museum admission - no registration required

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Further information

Workshops & Seminars for adults at Haus der Kunst