Bisi Silva on Developing a History of Women Artists in Nigeria

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Program of African Studies

Northwestern University

620 Library Pl

Evanston, IL 60208

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“How do we develop a history of women artists in Nigeria?”

This critical question is currently on the mind of Nigeria-based curator, educator, and cultural critic Bisi Silva, founder and artistic director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Lagos. In this interdisciplinary seminar, Silva will begin to lay out the research problem and its challenges, including the fragmentary and scattered nature of the archival resources necessary to recounting and understanding the past. Using Silva’s question as a point of departure, our conversation will expand to address broader issues around constructing historical narratives—inviting perspectives from students and faculty engaged with the archive across time, place, and discipline. The seminar will be moderated by Sociology PhD candidate Sakhile Matlhare.

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