Ingrid Mwangi
Eastleigh Crossing, 2009
Single-Channel Video, Dimensions Variable
Courtesy of IngridMwangiRobertHutter.

Possible Cities: Africa in Photography & Video

Exhibition, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
March 18 – April 29, 2011
Opening March 18, 5:30pm

The exhibition Possible Cities: Africa in Photography and Video includes photo installations by Sammy Baloji, Pieter Hugo, Sabelo Mlangeni, and Guy Tillim and video installations by Salem Mekuria and IngridMwangiRobertHutter. Curated by Mellon Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ruti Talmor, the exhibition seeks to complicate representations of Africa through a set of works on cities as sites of convergence of multiple pasts and futures and as collections of changing and changeable sites that may or may not be geographically contiguous.

Campus Exhibitions Coordinator: Matthew Seamus Callinan
Exhibitions Faculty Liaison: John Muse
Sponsors: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, John B. Hurford ’60 Center for Arts and Humanities

Guy Tillim
Library, Sports Club, Kolwezi, DR Congo, 2007
Archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper, 91.5 x 131.5 cm, 36 x 51.8 inches
Courtesy of Michael Stevenson, Cape Town.

Imaging Africa

Symposium, John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center
March 18-19, 2011

Convened by Ruti Talmor in connection with the exhibition Possible Cities, the 2011 Mellon Symposium Imaging Africa brings together leading curators, filmmakers, critics, and scholars to discuss the status of African visual culture in the contemporary moment. John Akomfrah, Awam Amkpa, Jennifer Bajorek, and Renée Mussai will articulate the roles such culture has been made to serve in the past and will chart the spaces available for African visual culture on the global stage.

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Organized by Ruti Talmor