On June 16 PAVILION UNICREDIT hosted a lecture by Jose Antonio Fernandes Dias, with the title Curating the Global, within the frame of Free Academy.
Starting from a long look and deep description of a work by Yinka Shonibare, “The Scramble for Africa”, 2000-2003, we will re-visit some of the main questions introduced in art practice and curating by globalization. Focusing on “modernist primitivisms” retro-prospectively, as a particular and relevant moment for our present condition of globality.
Jose Antonio Fernandes Dias, anthropologist and professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon, where he coordinates the MA in Curatorial Studies. He is author of essays published in several countries, in books, magazines and catalogues, on Anthropology and Art, Museology, Curating, Post-Colonial Studies. As a curator, he’s part of the team coordinating the project artafrica, and is a consultant in the Department of Fine Arts from the Gulbenkian Foundation. He is curator of several exhibitions in Portugal and abroad. Currently is the head of the project Africa.cont. Lives and works in Lisbon.
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