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Dissections stan douglas
Stan Douglas, Capoeira, 1974, 2012. Digital C-print mounted on Dibond aluminum © Stan Douglas. Courtesy of the artist, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner

Dissections: Stan Douglas

  • Event
  • Contemporary Art
  • Music

Online

Thursday, May 12, 2022
7 PM to 8:30 PM

Free

The event will be held on Zoom and will be livestreamed here. To participate in the Q&A session, make sure to join the event through the Zoom webinar link.

Panel discussion with Marissa J. Moorman and Candace Sobers

Dissections is an ongoing event series presented in conjunction with our exhibition program. Through each of its iterations, Dissections aims to generate interdisciplinary dialogue and foster a renewed engagement with contemporary art through a multiplicity of perspectives.

For Dissections: Stan Douglas, we are delighted to welcome Dr. Marissa J. Moorman, Professor of African Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Dr. Candace Sobers, Associate Professor of Global and International Studies at Carleton University. In dialogue with the Disco Angola series, our two guests will present their research on the political history and media and sound culture of 1970s Angola.

This conversation will be in English.

Biographies

Marissa J. Moorman
Marissa J. Moorman has a national and international reputation as a leader in Angolan Studies, Southern African History, and African media studies. She has published two important books with a top university press (Ohio), numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals that shape African cultural studies, as well as book chapters and other shorter pieces. Her work on music, radio, and urban culture in contemporary Africa and Angola is one that no scholar in modern African history can ignore. Like her first book, Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times! (2008), her second monograph, Powerful Frequencies: Radio, State Power, and the Cold War in Angola, 1933-2002 (2019), published in the highly regarded series “New African Histories,” makes a valuable contribution to the social and political history of Angola and Southern Africa. The book demonstrates how communication technologies and the media informed politics and social innovations.

Candace Sobers
Candace Clare Sobers is a historian of international history and modern international relations, specializing in twentieth century decolonization, movements of national liberation, and the global reach of Third World revolutionary internationalism, with a specific focus on African independence movements and United States (U.S.) foreign policy. Dr. Sobers’ research and teaching are informed by questions of race, geopolitics, revolution, and ideas of order and disorder in the international system. Her work crosses geographic, disciplinary, and thematic boundaries, interrogating not only the material and institutional aspects of globalization, but also the circulation and consequences of radical political ideas. This multilingual, multi-sited approach illuminates important aspects of the past and offers insights into the roots of contemporary societal challenges.


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