“Curate Africa” - Dr. Siona O’Connell, University of Cape Town

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Chase Center Auditorium

“Curate Africa” - Dr. Siona O’Connell, University of Cape Town

Described as “one of the most significant art projects on Africa for many years,” the Curate Africa project involves major curation of African photography, in a virtual gallery space, from around Africa: www.curateafrica.org

Dr. O'Connell (Ph.D. in Visual Studies, MFA with distinction in Photography from UCT) is a South African curator, photographer and teacher.  She is currently collaborating with Bolaji Campbell in his "Contemporary African Art" course and working with groups of students from RISD and the African Studies Unit, the Centre for Curating the Archive, Michaelis School of Fine Art on the first output of the project - the curated online exhibition. Students will be soliciting images, researching historical collections that have been digitally borrowed from institutions around the world, and virtually working together on curating the first theme - which at this stage, is loosely based around the notion of "Play".   The go-live date is 25 May 2013 -- significant as it is Africa Day. 

This event was made possible by sponsorship from LAS and HAVC.

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Lecture, Visiting Artist, Multicultural / Cultural

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History of Art + Visual Culture, Literary Arts + Studies

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