Yinka Shonibare & Afua Hirsch In Conversation

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October 05, 2021 - October 05, 2021 Lecture October 05, 2021 October 05, 2021 Europe/London Yinka Shonibare & Afua Hirsch In Conversation Online: Online

Join this year’s Summer Exhibition Coordinator Yinka Shonibare and writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch in this online event. They discuss his vision for the exhibition, the significance of reclaiming magic in art, and how an inclusive art world can engage with and value artists who have developed their practice in different ways. This year, Yinka Shonibare draws on the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’ to expand the conventional notion of art. Inviting self-taught artists, artists from non-Western contexts and artists with disabilities, he gives a platform to marginalised or overlooked practitioners who have historically been left out of a Western art narrative, bringing an exhibition that reflects the breadth and diversity of human expression.


Sir David Adjaye + Chika Okeke-Agulu: Homeward

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November 18, 2021 - November 18, 2021 Lecture November 18, 2021 November 18, 2021 Europe/London Sir David Adjaye + Chika Okeke-Agulu: Homeward Online: Online

The debate about resti­tu­tion and the ethics of West­ern muse­ums’ own­ing African art­works col­lected dur­ing the era of col­o­niza­tion has never been more in the pub­lic eye. On the occa­sion of 'Wish You Were Here: African Art & Resti­tu­tion', a pub­lic inves­ti­ga­tion into our own col­lec­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Museum of Art (UMMA), Sir David Adjaye and Pro­fes­sor Chika Okeke-Agulu will dis­cuss their cur­rent and recent projects that address how works of art may re-enter the soci­eties they were torn away from. Laura De Becker, Interim Chief Cura­tor and the Hel­mut and Can­dis Stern Cura­tor of African Art at UMMA, will intro­duce the event.