Monday, May 8, 2017
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Scott Hall, Guild Lounge, 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Category: Lectures & Meetings
Pippa Skotnes, Buffett Visiting Professor in International Studies, was educated in fine art and archaeology at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she received her MFA and Doctor of Literature degrees. After a protracted court case about artists’ books and legal deposit in South Africa, she became deeply interested in the nature of the book, producing several volumes inscribed on the bones of horses, leopards, eland, and blue cranes (2009–2015). In a recent fellowship in Berlin, she began making an artist’s book written on the bones of two giraffes, and continues to work on this alongside an interest in the historical capture and expatriation of African animals.
She is currently Michaelis Professor of Fine art and Director of the Centre for Curating the Archive, University of Capetown.
Lecture: 4 p.m.
Reception to follow: 5:30 p.m.
Roberta “Bertie” Buffett Elliott endowed the Buffett Visiting Professorship in International Studies, which brings to campus leading scholars from around the world to build international relationships and provide educational opportunities for Northwestern students. Learn more about the Buffett Visiting Professorship program.