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The Artist in the Archive: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Kader Attia in the Herskovits Library

When: Thursday, March 2, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free and Open to All

Contact: Lindsay Bosch   (847) 467-4602

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Fine Arts


As a foundation for producing his new commission for the Block, artist Kader Attia mined the holdings of Northwestern’s renowned Melville Herskovits Library of African Studies. The renowned library’s scope is as wide and diverse as the continent of Africa itself. Join Herskovits Library curator Esmeralda Kale for a look at objects in the library’s collection that formed part of Attia’s research.

Members of AfriSem, a consortium of graduate students focused on African Studies, will explore intertwined areas of Attia’s research—architecture, pshychopathology, and prosthetics—taking materials from the Library as a point of departure.

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