2 October 2014


Seminar: Contemporary Artists in Ghana and the Boundaries of Globalisation

From a Ghanaian perspective, art became global long before the 1990s and to show the relationship between art and globalization in Ghana, Rhoda Woets will discuss the emergence of modern art in the Gold Coast in relation to nation building and the wish to connect to the wider world. She will show how recent changes in artistic styles and discourses are linked to processes of globalization, such as the rise of new technologies, increasing interest from galleries and curators in and outside Africa and economic growth. She will also elaborate on the unequal power relations in a globalizing art market that, in specific settings, come with renewed demands for cultural authenticity.

02 October 2014

15.30 - 17.00

Pieter de la Courtgebouw / Faculty of Social Sciences, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden

Room 3A06

Please, register for this seminar by sending an email to: asc@ascleiden.nl


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