Brown University lecture | Chika Okeke-Agulu
Brown University’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture invites the RISD community to this year’s Anita Glass Memorial Lecture featuring Princeton Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu, who will discuss El Anatsui’s shape-shifting, now globally familiar monumental sculptures constructed from repurposed, locally manufactured objects such as bottle tops, aluminum plates and rusted steel graters used for processing garri, a West African staple food. In March 2019, Okeke-Agulu co-curated an exhibition of El Anatsui’s work at the Haus der Kunst Museum in Munich, Germany, one of the largest solo exhibitions of a Black African artist in Europe. He will discuss his curation of the show as well as the existential and philosophical orders that inform an understanding of El Anatsui’s art in the global contemporary art scene today.
Friday, October 15 at 5:30pm
List Art Center, Brown University, room 120