Panel Discussion

Join Academic Nana Adusei-Poku in discussion with artist Kimathi Donkor to explore the visual representation of Black Femininity in relation to the Queens of the Undead exhibition.

Kombi Continua (Scenes from the life of Njinga Mbandi) - detail, Kimathi Donkor, 2010

Nana Adusei-Poku

Nana Adusei-Poku holds a master's degree in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths' College, London with a dissertation project on the Visual Representation of Black Feminity on the example of Grace Jones called "Devil Inside?" Since 2009 she is a doctoral fellow within the interdisciplinary program ‘Gender as a Category of Knowledge' at Humboldt University. She was a visiting scholar at Ghana University Legon, London School of Economics and Political Sciences and the Columbia University New York. Her research interests are located in the realm of Visual Cultures, Cultural Studies and Critical Race Theory. She examines in her PhD project "Conditions of Existence" contemporary Black artists form the US and Germany. Her trans-disciplinary approach analyses ideas of race and gender in Visual Cultures from a philosophical cultural studies perspective and examines subversions through visual representations by emerging Black artists and their aesthetic interventions. Adusei-Poku taught a course on the Gaze, Race and Gender in Visual Culture at Humboldt University, which was awarded with the Faculty Award for Excellent Teaching 2011, she is currently a lecturer for Postcolonial, Queer Theory and Visual Culture at the University of the Arts in Zurich (ZHdK) Media arts Department.

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Concessions: For a concessionary rate (students, over 60s, unemployed) enter the code: Iniva_concession on eventbrite. Please print out your ticket and present proof of concession when you arrive at Rivington Place.

Event details

Type: Panel Discussion
Location: Rivington Place
Date: 18 Oct 2012
6.30 - 8:30
Admission: 6 (4) + booking fee

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