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Discussion in Mathis Gallery: Strategies for Colonial Art (Nicholas Mirzoeff, Samantha Maloney, and David Pacifico)

Mar 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Nicholas MirzoeffPlease join us for “Strategies for Colonial Art” with Nicholas Mirzoeff (Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University), Samantha Maloney (Art History, UWM), and David Pacifico (Director, Emile H. Mathis Gallery) in UWM’s Mathis Gallery (Mitchell Hall 170).

Graduate Student Samantha Maloney’s thesis exhibition, Face. Off. Faceoff: Mapping African Representations in Western Art Museums is currently being showcased in Mathis Gallery. Maloney, Mirzoeff, and Pacifico will discuss some of the issues raised by the exhibition, including how museum exhibits act as forms of cultural mediation and ethical strategies of curating and displaying cultural artifacts.

Note: We will meet in Mathis Gallery for a tour of the exhibition at 12, then at 12:20 we will adjourn to an adjacent room for discussion.

Afternoon Lecture: Mirzoeff will also be giving a lecture later Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm titled “The World of Statues: Mobility, Whiteness & the Infrastructures of Race.” 

Nicholas Mirzoeff is a visual activist, working at the intersection of politics and global/digital visual culture. His most recent book How To See The World was published by Pelican in the UK (2015) and by Basic Books in the US (2016). It has been translated into eight languages and was a New Scientist Top Ten Book of the Year for 2015. A frequent blogger and writer, his work has appeared in the New York Times, the GuardianTime and The New Republic.



Mar 29, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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