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70764-01 - Forschungsseminar: Black Figuration 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Kadiatou Nenein Diallo (k.diallo@unibas.ch)
Sindi-Leigh McBride (s.mcbride@unibas.ch)
Lorena Rizzo (lorena.rizzo@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The eikones/African Studies Summer School 2024 takes its cue from When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting, an exhibition curated by Koyo Kouoh and Tandazani Dhlakama. First shown at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town in November 2022 and opening at the Kunstmuseum Basel in May 2024, the exhibition explores Black self-representation and celebrates global Black subjectivities and Black consciousness from pan-African and pan-diasporic perspectives.
How does an exhibition like this arrive in Basel, and what does its presence herald? How can a critical engagement with “Blackness” as signalled by the exhibition be situated in the landscape of activist projects in Switzerland, and aesthetic projects internationally? How might a critical reflection on fields, practices and literatures enrich our approach to understanding not only this exhibition, but the ‘PastPresentFuture’ (Kgositsile) spaces in which these and other questions are engaged?
In many ways, the exhibition unsettles the framework of both area studies and art history, revealing important ruptures, intersections and ‘visual currencies’ (Makhubu). In doing so, When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting calls attention to how we traverse our respective fields: institutionally at the two host institutions in Basel, namely, the Centre for African Studies and eikones Centre for the Theory and History of the Image; as well as how we navigate and negotiate related epistemologies, geographies, and histories as thinkers and artists.
The summer school will include invited scholars and practitioners working on topics such as:
• Global issues from anticolonial black feminist perspectives
• Social engagement in African visual art
• Critical race studies and black radical traditions
• The politics of space (and time)

Participants will be expected to visit the exhibition beforehand as well as to familiarise themselves with a selection of readings and visual material in preparation for the programme which takes place in Basel between Monday 3 June and Friday 7 June 2024.

It is likewise open to members of universities and other institutions of higher learning, art institutions, and museums in Basel, across Switzerland and neighbouring countries, as well as independent artists and curators.
Please register at: eikones@unibas.ch by 31 March 2024. Provide your personal details, your institutional affiliation (if any) and briefly explain your interest in participating in the summer school. Number of external participants is limited to 10 people. For inquiries please contact PD Dr Lorena Rizzo at lorena.rizzo@unibas.ch
Literatur - Kojo Kouoh, Introduction, in: Kojo Kouoh (ed.), When We See Us. A Century of Black Figuration. New York, 2022: 9-11.
- Denise Ferreira da Silva, Toward a Black Feminist Poethics: The Quest(ion) of Blackness Toward the End of the World, The Black Scholar 44, 2, 2014: 81–97. http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5816/blackscholar.44.2.0081.
- Nomusa Makhubu, Visual currencies in: Darren Newbury, Lorena Rizzo and Kylie Thomas (eds.), Women and Photography in Africa: Creative Practices and Feminist Challenges. Abingdon: Routledge, 2020.


Teilnahmebedingungen The Summer School is open to MA and PhD students at the University of Basel.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Please register via Unibas services. Number of participants is limited to 15 students based at the University of Basel.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
Bemerkungen eikones Summer School vom 3. - 7. Juni 2024

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Module Doktorat Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach: Geschichte)
Modul: Areas: Afrika (Master Studiengang: Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Fields: Knowledge Production and Transfer (Master Studiengang: African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Media and Imagination (Master Studiengang: African Studies)
Modul: Interdisciplinary and Applied African Studies (Master Studiengang: African Studies)
Modul: Koordinaten der Kreativität (Master Studiengang: Kulturtechniken)
Modul: Kunsthistorische Projektarbeit (Master Studiengang: Kunstgeschichte und Bildtheorie)
Modul: Praxis und Forschung (Master Studienfach: Kunstgeschichte)
Modul: Profil: Moderne (Master Studiengang: Kunstgeschichte und Bildtheorie)
Modul: Werk und Kontext (Master Studienfach: Kunstgeschichte)
Modul: Werk und Kontext (Master Studiengang: Kunstgeschichte und Bildtheorie)
Wahlbereich Bachelor Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Bachelor Studienfach: Geschichte)
Wahlbereich Master Geschichte: Empfehlungen (Master Studienfach: Geschichte)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Regular and active participation.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Kunstgeschichte