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AFRI3008 - African arts in museums: Collecting and exhibiting
Credits: 6
Examination: No
Assessment: 100% coursework
Period: 2nd semester
Available: 2020/2021

Interdisciplinary Elective Course

This course introduces students to the relevant role that exhibitions have played in the conceptualization of African arts and African art history during the 20th century, as well as how these exhibitions have in turn contributed to a reconceptualization of core concepts/issues in Western art history in the recent past. Students will start from a critical analysis of the politics of exhibiting cultures in museums and gallery collections through some of the most representative exhibitions of African arts during the 20th century. In the second half of the course, students will create their own virtual exhibitions of African arts as a means to experience the complexity and relevance of curatorial work and to reflect upon the implications of their own representations of Africa.

African Studies
American Studies
China Studies
European Studies
Global Creative Industries
Hong Kong Studies
Japan Studies
Korean Studies
Arabic Programme
French Programme
German Programme
Greek Programme
Italian Programme
Japanese Programme
Korean Programme
Portuguese Programme
Spanish Programme
Swedish Programme
Thai Programme
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