Avant Garde Africa: Manthia Diawara

Thursday, Feb 7, 2019 6 – 7:30 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60201

In conjunction with the screening of Malian filmmaker, art historian, and cultural theorist Manthia Diawara’s An Opera of the World, join us as we launch the first program in “Avant Garde Africa”—a programmatic series exploring the practices of African art makers, critics, and scholars whose work implodes expectations for “African art.” As practitioner and scholar, Diawara will reflect on issues that intersect with artistic practices in Africa and its extended diaspora today, followed by conversation with Performance Studies Professor D. Soyini Madison.

This two-night event includes the Wednesday, February 6 film screening of Diawara’s An Opera of the World (2017) 7PM.

Presented by The Block Museum in partnership with the Program of African Studies