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3/4 Got African Art?

Posted by novoscene on March 4, 2009

As part of their ongoing “Got Africa” series, tonight UC Berkeley hosts South African Scholar Abebe Zegeye in a discussion of Ethiopian artist Elias Sime. Who has been making waves on the international art scene since scoring a feature spot at art impresario Peter Seller’s 2006 New Crowned Hope Festival. As Chair of Genocide and Holocaust studies at the Graduate School at the University of South Africa, Professor Zegeye has spearheaded several research studies on the intersections of art and activism and written extensively on African identity formation, nationalist struggles, ethnicity, African genocide and Ethiopian socio-political trends in the Horn of Africa.

Elias Sime’s Art and the Politics of Seamless Subversion
Free
4-6pm
Student Union
Tan Oak Room, UC Berkeley
http://africa.berkeley.edu/

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