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Think Again! African Arts, Museum Politics, and Savior Complexes
10 AM (Atlanta time) | Opening conversation
Teju Cole, a celebrated thinker and author of numerous novels and articles, will participate in a conversation about his essay “The White-Savior Industrial Complex” (The Atlantic, 21 March 2012) and current debates regarding restitution.

11 AM to 12.30 PM (Atlanta time) | Roundtable: Power, Politics, and Art
Moyo Okediji, Delinda Collier, and Nelson Abiti will focus on specific case studies to examine the role of power and politics in the display or circulation of objects linked to the African continent.

2 PM to 3.30 PM (Atlanta time) | Roundtable: Museum Matters
Monica Hanna, Christa Clarke, Maurita Poole, and Constantine Petridis will draw on their various experiences as museum professionals to offer insights into day-to-day discussions about arts of Africa in museums.


The event will not be recorded. Attendees are also not authorized to capture or circulate recordings of any kind, including still, video, or audio recordings.

Emory University’s Institute of African Studies organized the event with co-sponsorships from the Departments of African American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, English, History, and Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies as well as the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

Nov 12, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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