Marlene Dumas, Black Jesus Man, 1994, part., photo Roberto Galasso.
Thursday 11 October 2018 ore 17:00 - 18:30

African roots, African routes

Gallery 5 – entry 5 euros – purchasing the ticket gives right to a reduced entry ticket to the museum within a week from its issuing
Free with a museum ticket and for holders of the myMAXXI card, with the possibility to reserve a seat for the first 10 to write to , until full capacity

A round table with historians, scholars, writers and artists to discuss the new challenges of the African continent

Between the western invention of Africa, the Black Atlantic and the colonial division of the continent, a critical triangulation can be spotted which outlines a new profile of contemporary Africa, which is no longer the mere object of European socio-political and historical-anthropological studies, but rather a source of new ideas for reflection and innovation, which can also be pinpointed in contemporary artistic production.

The critical and artistic challenges of the contemporary world entail the acknowledgement of a modern Africa requiring the dismantling of the western preconceptions that have always considered the continent as a mere object to be mapped, explained and colonised according to economic and political needs.

Introduction by
Anne Palopoli curator of the exhibition

Giorgio De Marchis Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Maria Paola Guarducci Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Igiaba Scego writer and fellow of the International centre for humanities and social change Venice, Ca’Foscari
Alessandro Triulzi Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”
Dagmawi Yimer registadirector

Iain Chambers Centre for Postcolonial and Gender Studies of the Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

In collaboration with the Centre for Postcolonial and Gender Studies of the Human and Social Sciences Department of the Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”