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May 13

In Conversation: Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa 

This 3pm session is fully subscribed, but we've added a second round at 4pm. Please click here to register for the 4pm session

Unrecorded traces how African artists became “anonymous” in museum settings to current debates on representing named artists from Africa and the diaspora. The exhibition displays works made by both unrecorded and named artists, including renowned artists Yinka Shonibare, William Kentridge, the Adugbologe family, and Osei Bonsu. Join Allison Martino, exhibition co-curator and 2016-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow, for an introduction to artworks featured in the exhibition. She will also discuss the historical and contemporary issues surrounding the attribution of African artists and museum displays of their work.

Lead support for Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and the African Studies Center. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and Susan Ullrich.