Exhibition: Black Monuments Matter


Black Monuments Matter

5 October 2020 - 31 March 2021


The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Cape Town University are pleased to present the online exhibition “Black Monuments Matter”.

Black Monuments Matter recognises and highlights African contributions to world history by exhibiting World Heritage Monuments and architectural treasures from Sub-Saharan Africa.

The 2020 Coleman Memorial Lecture: Worrying the Mask: The Politics of Authenticity and Contemporaneity in the Worlds of African Art

In this uniquely-curated Performance-Lecture-Film, artist Zina Saro-Wiwa navigates the moral, philosophical and cultural conundrums that arise from the very existence of contemporary traditional African art. A large part of Saro-Wiwa’s artistic practice explores the masquerade traditions of Ogoniland, her ancestral ethnic group from the Niger Delta. Yet Saro-Wiwa’s hybrid identity has forced her to consider how African masks live both in the West and in Africa and how these African art worlds impact one another.

JOB / Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in African Studies in the Faculty of Arts

Applications are invited for a joint appointment as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in African Studies in the Faculty of Arts (as tenure home) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (Ref.: 500234), to commence as soon as possible, but not later than January 1, 2021, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

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