Newsletter Juni 2018

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Sommer Vernissage + AfterCelebration
Sommer Ausstellung
Symposium: Mining Collections
Projektvorstellung
Vortragsreihe "African Modernism and the Formation of a Modernist Aesthetic"
Meet the Curator: Santiago Villanueva
Music Archive Listening Session
Objekt des Monats
BayFinK
Freundeskreis Iwalewahaus e.V.
ENGLISH
Summer Vernissage + AfterCelebration
Summer Exhibition
Symposium: Mining Collections
Critiquing the Humboldt Forum
Project Presentation
Lecture Series "African Modernism and the Formation of a Modernist Aesthetic"
Meet the Curator: Santiago Villanueva
Music Archive Listening Session
Object of the Month
BayFinK
Freundeskreis Iwalewahaus e.V.

Sommer Vernissage + AfterCelebration

To Revolutionary Type Love
Sa. 30.06.2018 // 19.00 Uhr
Ort: Foyer Iwalewahaus
Am Samstag 30.06.2018 um 19 Uhr findet die Vernissage der Ausstellung To Revolutionary Type Love mit anschliessend AfterCelebration ab 21 Uhr statt. TRTL ist eine Zusammenarbeit mehrerer kenianischer Künstler_innen. Ausgestellt werden Kangas (ostafrikanische Textilien) und Fotografien, die das TRTL-Kollektiv als Ausdruck der Liebe versteht. Diese Liebe hat viele Formen und wird „quer durch das Spektrum der LGBTQIA hindurch gefeiert“. Die Idee zu TRTL stammt von Kawira Mwirichia, einer bildenden Künstlerin aus Nairobi, die dem traditionellen Kanga einen Twist verlieh. Sie lud sechs Fotograf_innen ein, Werke zu schaffen, die die queere Liebe und ihre Protagonist_innen würdigen und feiern. Wir begrüßen Kawira Mwirichia, Mal Muga und Faith Wanjala als Gäste in Bayreuth. Im Rahmen ihrer Residenz werden sie ihre Werke aus TRTL in zugängliche Ausstellungsobjekte verwandeln. Fotografien von Mitgliedern des TRLT-Kollektivs, Neo Musangi, Awuor Onyango, Wawira Njeru und Maganga Mwagogo, sind ebenfalls zu sehen. In ihrem Zusammenspiel weisen die Werke den Weg zu einem utopischen Ort  – To Revolutionary Type Love.
 
TRTL wird von BayFinK in Zusammenarbeit mit der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig und dem Goethe-Institut Kenia präsentiert.
 
Kuration: Samanea Karrfalt und Katharina Fink
Inklusionskuratorin: Stefanie Scheer
Projektleitung: Samanea Karrfalt
 
TRTL Begleitprogramm
Mo. 25.06.2018 // 18.00 Uhr // “A Toast to Love”: Freundeskreis Meet-and-Greet // 1. OG Iwalewahaus
 
Di. 26.06.18 // 15.00-17.30 Uhr // Artist Talk: Kawira Mwirichia, Mal Muga, Faith Wanjala im Kooperation mit BIGSAS Festival Afrikanischer und Afrikanisch-Diasporischer Literaturen // Foyer Iwalewahaus
 
Thurs. 28.06.2018 // 16.00 Uhr // Kanga Workshop with Kawira Mwirichia: lernen Sie über Kangas und basteln Sie eine zum Mitnehmen mit! Bis zum 26.06.2018 bitten wir um Anmeldung mit einer Mail an iwalewa@uni-bayreuth.de.
 
Sa. 30.06.2018 // ab 21.00 Uhr, 2€ Eintritt // TRTL AfterCelebration: für uns heißt "a celebration of Queer love" genau das, also feiern Sie mit uns! // Foyer Iwalewahaus
 
Do. 12.07.18 // 17.00 Uhr
Do. 09.08.18 // 15.00 Uhr // Ausstellungsführung für blinde und sehende Besucher_innen mit BayFinK Team-Member Philipp Schramm. Falls Sie GDS Dolmescher_in benötigen bitten wir um eine Anmeldung spätestens zwei Tage vor dem Führungstermin mit einer Mail an iwalewa@uni-bayreuth.de // Foyer Iwalewahaus
 
Sa. 09.09.18 // 14.00 Uhr // Kuratorinnenführung mit Samanea Karrfalt und Stefanie Scheer // Foyer Iwalewahaus

Sommer Ausstellung

Feedback: Art, Africa, and the 1980s

Unsere neue internationale Ausstellung wurde eröffnet und wird bis zum 30.09.2018 im Ausstellungsbereich des Iwalewahaus gezeigt. Wir laden Sie herzlich zu einem Besuch Mi.-So. von 13.00 bis 17.00 Uhr ein. 

© Misfortune (Detail) by Muwonge Kyazze 1985. Sammlung Makerere Art Gallery 

Feedback: Art, Africa, and the Eighties ist ein kunstorientierter Blick zurück in die 1980er Jahre im Rahmen einer Ausstellung, die sowohl historisch als auch zeitgenössisch ausgerichtet ist. Gezeigt werden soziale, politische und wirtschaftliche Realitäten Afrikas in den 1980er Jahren durch die kreativen Visionen von Künstler_innen.

Die von Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (Cleveland Museum of Art, USA) kuratierte Ausstellung zeigt Kunstwerke, Musik und Archivmaterial aus dem Iwalewahaus, dem Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt und der Makerere Art Gallery in Kampala (Uganda). Unter anderem ist die erste Videoarbeit des documenta-Künstlers Theo Eshetu aus dem Jahr 1984 zu sehen.

Symposium: Mining Collections

Mining Collections:
Some Configurations of African Modernisms in Institutional Collections


Fr. 29.06. bis Sa. 30.06.2018
Ort: Foyer Iwaleahaus
Sprache // Englisch

Bild: Expulsion, Peter Binaka, 1960s, Oil on hardboard, Makerere Art Gallery.

This final public symposium brings together the international researchers of the project African Art History and the Formation of a Modern Aesthetic. Since 2017, they have been engaged with three collections of African modernism: the Makerere Art Gallery / MIHCR, the Weltkulturenmuseum in Frankfurt a.M. and the Iwalewahaus. The different research topics are very diverse and span from an indepth engagement with singular artworks to
broader questions about collecting art for public collections. A detailed program will be published soon.

Please register here if you are interested in attending the symposium: iwalewa@uni-bayreuth.de

Projektvorstellung

Women on Aeroplanes
In Anwesenheit der Kuratorinnen Annett Busch, Marie-Hélène Gutberlet und Magda Lipska

Sa. 16.06.2018 // ab 16.00 Uhr
Ort: Foyer Iwalewahaus

Bild: Detail from Bon voyage, Sim (Moustapha Alassane, 1966), fragment from a picture of the Women’s March on Washington D.C., 2017 (CNN), front-page of the invitation card
of Colette Omogbai’s exhibition, cut outs from installation from Lubaina Himid’s exhibition Naming the Money (2017) at Walker Art Gallery Liverpool (Collage by MH Gutberlet, 2018).


Die Women On Aeroplanes landen in Bayreuth, und das Iwalewahaus wird zur Relais Station und zum Resonanzkörper. Das wachsende Display aus Audio-Dateien von Vorträgen und Diskussionen, den Inflight Magazinen der Women on Aeroplanes Airline, Postern und anderen Materialien gibt wieder, was bisher geschah und was im Laufe des Jahres 2018 entstehen wird: Während der Arbeitstage zur Methode des Filterns und Editierens in der ifa-Galerie in Berlin (Dezember 2017), beim Workshop im Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst Lagos (CCA) (Mai 2018), zu Fragen der Recherche rund um die Künstlerin Colette Omogbai, zum Gasworks-Stipendium von Lungiswa Gqunta und zu den bevorstehenden Ausstellungen in The Showroom/London und im Museum for Modern Art Warschau. Gefördert von TURN Fond der Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

Vortragsreihe "African Modernism and the Formation of a Modernist Aesthetic"

Acknowledging the Contemporary: African Art Studies in the Short 1960s

with Peter Probst (Tufts University)

Mi. 20.06.2018 // 19.00 Uhr
Ort: Foyer
Sprache // Englisch

Foto: Christian Lattier. Le Bélier. Installation view.1966.

The current interest in African modernisms also entails a critical historiographic discussion of field formations: It was towards the end of the 1960s when scholars and critics began to acknowledge the existence of “contemporary art in Africa” (Beier 1968). Yet, as profound as the recognition was, the openness did not last long. The new era of independence did not trigger a lasting interest in exploring and researching the new African art worlds that had emerged with the decline ofcolonialism. From the mid 1970s onwards African art studies returned to focus on so-called traditional art forms again. The talk will explore “the short 1960s” in terms of the competing and often contested questions that dominated the discussion during that period.

Meet the Curator: Santiago Villanueva

Meet the Curator mit Santiago Villanueva (Buenos Aires)

"From a critique of action, towards a domestic model of curatorial practice"

Do. 21.06.2018 // 16.00 Uhr
Ort: Foyer
Sprache // Englisch


Foto: Bellos Jueves, Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires, 2015.

In this presentation we will travel around some artistic developments that took place between the 1970s and the 2000s in Latin America. These are, even today, important references in order to think curatorial practice, from Frederico Morais and his interventions in museums to Jorge Gumier Maier‘s referential essay “El Tao del arte”. Then we will reflect on curatorial practice itself, as much as it is related to art history and the working of museums, and present some personal readings and projects.

Music Archive Listening Session

Music Archive Listening Session

Do. 14.06.2018 // 19.00 Uhr

Ort: Foyer Iwalewahaus

Die Music Archive Listening Session präsentiert die musikalischen Schätze des Iwalewahaus. Das Musikarchiv beherbergt insbesondere Werke afrikanischer Interpret_innen und Komponist_innen seit Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Es dokumentiert und erforscht die Entwicklungen moderner und zeitgenössischer Stilrichtungen. Hören Sie rein in die Schätze dieses einmaligen Archivs!
Kuration: Alexandra Kuhnke und Lena Naumann

Objekt des Monats

Objekt des Monats

#43

Marabou Storks by Theresa Musoke
1986. Öl auf Baumwolle-Leinwand.

At a glance, all one can see are shadowy and ghostly creatures flapping their wings, hovering over an undeclared space – and this adds to the mystery of the painting. At a closer look, the images are indeed marabou storks, ugly looking birds whose presence has increased drastically in Uganda’s urban spaces in the recent past. They breed near human habitation especially around garbage dumps, slaughter houses and land fill sites.

In this painting Theresa Musoke dwells on the generalized form of the marabou storks hinting at no detail, hence shifting our interest from individual features to the entire painting. The cyclic composition constituted by the three active birds spreading their wings and looking down as if to find something to forage keeps the painting in constant motion. The background is tumultuous furthering a sense of anticipation. Her choice of rustic colours which range from browns to greens however betray her intent to conceal what marabous represent to Kampala residents – dirty surroundings.

This painting clearly demonstrates that Musoke benefitted from the tutelage of Cecil Todd, a British professor (1958-1971) whose curriculum at Makerere Art School insisted on pictorial composition, anatomy and perspective while keeping a close watch on content. These were indeed sharpened with Musoke’s training in the UK in the early 70s. The political anarchy and muzzling of free speech during Idi Amin’s regime (1971-1979) made it hard for her to continue with her teaching job at Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art, Makerere University. Like many educated Ugandan’s of the time, she fled to exile. In Nairobi (Kenya) the nostalgia of leaving home was the very reason for her career as an artist. Her interest in subject of wild life started here in the animal rich plains of Kenya.

The Marabou Storks painting continues this journey in exploring East Africa’s fauna as well as extending the possibilities of Batik art medium – elements of which are evident in the painting.  

Dr. George Kyeyune
Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration, Makerere University
2018

BayFinK


BayFinK, die Bayerische Forschungs- und Informationsstelle – Inklusive Hochschulen und Kultureinrichtungen, bietet die Plattform für einen weltweiten Dialog: Reden Sie mit, dies geht uns alle an.


Lunchtime Lecture: Critical Diversity Literacy
mit Prof. Melissa Steyn (Johannesburg)

Do. 21.06.2018 // 12.30 Uhr
Sprache // Englisch

In conversation with Prof. Melissa Steyn, the founding director of the Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg/South Africa.

 

Freundeskreis Iwalewahaus e.V.

Ruth Weiss zu Gast

Mo. 18.06.2018 // 20.00 Uhr
Ort: Foyer

Eine große Ehre: Die Journalistin und Autorin Ruth Weiss ist wieder zu Gast im Iwalewahaus. Wir laden zu Begegnungen für Kinder und Erwachsene. Geboren wurde Ruth Weiss 1924 in Fürth. Auf Grund der nationalsozialistischen Gewaltherrschaft wanderte die Familie nach Südafrika aus. Im Laufe ihres Lebens wurde Ruth Weiss zur überzeugten Kämpferin gegen Rassismus. Als Journalistin war sie im Gespräch mit den Aktivist_innen der afrikanischen Befreiungsbewegungen. Auch ihr literarisches Schaffen fand große Beachtung. Wir begrüßen Ruth Weiss gemeinsam mit der IKG Bayreuth.

Welt-Literatur: Lese-Stunde für junge Menschen
Di. 19.06.2018 // 15.00 Uhr
Foyer

Ruth Weiss liest aus ihren Büchern für Kinder.

Meet the Artist: To Revolutionary Type Love

Mo. 25.06.2018 // 20.00 Uhr
Ort: Besprechungsraum 1. OG
 
A toast to love! In unserer beliebten Reihe treffen wir die Künstler_innen des Projekts To Revolutionary Type Love - Kawira Mwirichia, Mal Muga und Faith Wanjala.
 

ENGLISH


 

Summer Vernissage + AfterCelebration

To Revolutionary Type Love

Sat. 30.06.2018 // 19.00 h
Location: Iwalewahaus Foyer
On Sat. 30.06.2018 at 19.00 h, we warmy invite you to the exhibition vernissage for To Revolutionary Type Love to stay for the AfterCelebration, which starts at 21 h.
 
TRTL is a collaboration between artists, showcasing kangas (East African textiles) and photographs as “an act of love and celebrates love through the spectrum of the LGBTQIA”. TRTL is the brainchild of Kawira Mwirichia, a visual artist based in Nairobi, Kenya, giving the traditional kanga a queer twist. She invited six photographers to react the to idea of acknowledgment and celebration of the Queer individual and Queer love. Along with Mwirichia, Iwalewahaus will have the opportunity to host Mal Muga and Awuor Onyango. Photography from all the other TRTL members Neo Musangi, Faith Wanjala, Wawira Njeru, and Maganga Mwagogo will also be featured. The works can stand alone as individual pieces, but when brought together, they empower and complement one another. They lift each other up to a utopian place - To Revolutionary Type Love. A series of artists talks and outreach events will accompany the exhibition.
 
TRTL is held In cooperation with the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. This project is organized in the framework of BayFinK, a platform devoted to the theory and practice of inclusive cultural institutions and universities based at Iwalewahaus.

Curation: Samanea Karrfalt, and Katharina Fink
Inclusion Curator: Stefanie Scheer
Project Manager: Samanea Karrfalt

 

TRTL Event Programme

Mon. 25.06.2018 // 18 h // “A Toast to Love”: Circle of Friends Meet-and-Greet // 1st Floor Iwalewahaus
 
Tue. 26.06.18 // 15 -17.30 h // Artist Talk: Kawira Mwirichia, Mal Muga, Faith Wanjala in cooperation with the Festival of African and African-diasporic Literatures // Iwalewahaus Foyer
 
Thurs. 28.06.2018 // 16 h // Kanga Workshop with Kawira Mwirichia: learn about kangas and make your own to take home with you! Please register here if you are interested in attending the workshop: iwalewa@uni-bayreuth.de
 
Sat. 30.06.2018 // from 21 h, €2 entry fee // TRTL AfterCelebration: for us "a celebration of Queer love" means exactly that, so come, celebrate, and feel the LOVE! // Iwalewahaus Foyer
 
Thurs. 12.07.18 // 17 h
Thurs. 09.08.18 // 15 h // Exhibition tour for sighted and non-sighed visitors with BayFinK team member Philipp Schramm. Please register here if you required a German Sign Language (GDS) translater: iwalewa@uni-bayreuth.de
 
Sat. 09.09.18 // 14.00 h // Curators' tour with Samanea Karrfalt and Stefanie Scheer // Iwalewahaus Foyer

Summer Exhibition

Feedback: Art, Africa, and the 1980s

The new exhibition is offically open, and will stay in Iwalewahaus until 30.09.2018. We warmly invite you to see it during our opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 13.00-17.00 h.


© Misfortune (Detail) by Muwonge Kyazze, 1985. Collection Makerere Art Gallery
 

Feedback: Art, Africa, and the Eighties is an in-depth, art-centered study of the 1980s in Africa through an exhibition that is both historical and contemporary in scope. The exhibition will explore the social, political, and economic realities in Africa in the 1980s through the creative visions of artists, then and now.

Feedback is curated by Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi (Cleveland Museum of Art). 

Symposium: Mining Collections

Mining Collections:
Some Configurations of African Modernisms in Institutional Collections


Fri. 29.06. to Sat. 30.06.2018
Location: Iwalewahaus Foyer

Image: Expulsion, Peter Binaka, 1960s, Oil on hardboard, Makerere Art Gallery

This final public symposium brings together the international researchers of the project African Art History and the Formation of a Modern Aesthetic. Since 2017, they have been engaged with three collections of African modernism: the Makerere Art Gallery / MIHCR, the Weltkulturenmuseum in Frankfurt a.M. and the Iwalewahaus. The different research topics are very diverse and span from an indepth engagement with singular artworks to
broader questions about collecting art for public collections. A detailed program will be published on the Iwalewahaus website.

Please register here if you are interested in attending the symposium: iwalewa@uni-bayreuth.de

Critiquing the Humboldt Forum

The public discussion over the Humboldt Forum is as old as the idea of rebuilding the Berlin City Palace to house the collections of the Ethnological Museum and the Museum of Asian Art. But what exactly are the critics of the
Humboldt-Forum displeased with? What can be learned from the discussion for the practice of other museums such as the Iwalewahaus? And what demands do not only ethnological museums have to meet today?
These questions will be asked in a new series of lectures.

Curation: Fabian Lehmann und Christina Heydenreich

Interventions in the Humboldt Forum
Book Presentation with Mareike Heller and Tahir Della (Berlin)

Wed. 13.06.2018 // 19.00 h
Iwalewahaus Foyer

The publication No Humboldt 21! - Decolonial objections to the Humboldt Forum illuminates and criticizes the colonial past of the Berlin Palace, the ethnological collections, and the underlying science thereof. The campaign, which started in 2013 and is reflected upon in the book, highlights how critical insights have been channeled into the public debate, ongoing protests from activists with migrant and diasporic perspectives, and cultural educational work. As part of the event, Tahir Della (Initiative Schwarze Menschen in Deutschland) and Mareike Heller (AfricAvenir) will present No Humboldt 21! In dialogue with the texts, interviews, collages and pictures of the anthology.

 
The Museum and Postcolonial Critique: Paradoxes of the Intervention
with Friedrich von Bose (Berlin)

Wed. 27.06.2018 // 19.00 h
Iwalewahaus Foyer

Protesters demonstrating against No Humboldt 21! © Photographers in Solidarity

Ohne das Humboldt Forum gäbe es gegenwärtig wohl kaum eine so breit geführte Debatte über die Herkunft ethnologischer Sammlungen, über Fragen ihrer Rückgabe und die Notwendigkeit, tradierte Kategorisierungen wie „Europa“ und „Außereuropa“ zu hinterfragen, die nach wie vor Grundlage nicht nur ethnologischer Museen sind. Welchen Einfluss haben diese Diskussionen auf die Institutionen selbst? Wie wirken sich die aktivistischen, akademischen und künstlerischen Interventionen der letzten Jahre auf die Museen, ihr Selbstverständnis und ihre Ausstellungskonzepte aus? Friedrich von Bose geht diesen Fragen am Beispiel der langen Planungsgeschichte des Humboldt Forums nach, die er über mehrere Jahre ethnografisch beforscht hat.

Project Presentation

Women on Aeroplanes
with curators Annett Busch, Marie-Hélène Gutberlet and Magda Lipska

Sat. 16.06.2018 // from 16 h
Iwalewahaus Foyer

Image: Detail from Bon voyage, Sim (Moustapha Alassane, 1966), fragment from a picture of the Women’s March on Washington D.C., 2017 (CNN), front-page of the invitation card
of Colette Omogbai’s exhibition, cut outs from installation from Lubaina Himid’s exhibition Naming the Money (2017) at Walker Art Gallery Liverpool (Collage by MH Gutberlet, 2018).


The Women On Aeroplanes are landing in Bayreuth and the Iwalewahaus will serve as a resonance chamber for them. Come join us for a sneak preview of this growing display of audio files from lectures and discussions, the inflight magazines of the Women on Aeroplanes Airline, posters and other materials which reflect the project thus far and the themes that it will be covering next. Funded by TURN Fond of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

Lecture Series "African Modernism and the Formation of a Modernist Aesthetic"

Acknowledging the Contemporary: African Art Studies in the Short 1960s

with Peter Probst (Tufts University)

Wed. 20.06.2018 // 19 h
Location: Foyer
Language // English

Photo: Le Bélier. Christian Lattier. Installation view.1966.

The current interest in African modernisms also entails a critical historiographic discussion of field formations: It was towards the end of the 1960s when scholars and critics began to acknowledge the existence of “contemporary art in Africa” (Beier 1968). Yet, as profound as the recognition was, the openness did not last long. The new era of independence did not trigger a lasting interest in exploring and researching the new African art worlds that had emerged with the decline ofcolonialism. From the mid 1970s onwards African art studies returned to focus on so-called traditional art forms again. The talk will explore “the short 1960s” in terms of the competing and often contested questions that dominated the discussion during that period.

Meet the Curator: Santiago Villanueva

Meet the Curator mit Santiago Villanueva (Buenos Aires)

"From a critique of action, towards a domestic model of curatorial practice"

Thu. 21.06.2018 // 16 h
Location: Foyer

Photo: Bellos Jueves, Museo Nacional de Buenos Aires, 2015.

"In this presentation we will travel around some artistic developments that took place between the 1970s and the 2000s in Latin America. These are, even today, important references in order to think curatorial practice, from Frederico Morais and his interventions in museums to Jorge Gumier Maier‘s referential essay “El Tao del arte”. Then we will reflect on curatorial practice itself, as much as it is related to art history and the working of museums, and present some personal readings and projects."

Music Archive Listening Session

Music Archive Listening Session

Thu. 14.06.2018 // 19 h
Iwalewahaus Foyer

The Music Archive Listening Session presents the musical treasures of the Iwalewahaus. The music archive contents the works created by African interpreters and composers since the mid-20th century in particular and documents the development of modern and contemporary stylistic movements.
Curation: Alexandra Kuhnke and Lena Naumann

Object of the Month

Objekt des Monats

#43

Marabou Storks by Theresa Musoke
1986. Oil on cotton canvas.

At a glance, all one can see are shadowy and ghostly creatures flapping their wings, hovering over an undeclared space – and this adds to the mystery of the painting. At a closer look, the images are indeed marabou storks, ugly looking birds whose presence has increased drastically in Uganda’s urban spaces in the recent past. They breed near human habitation especially around garbage dumps, slaughter houses and land fill sites.

In this painting Theresa Musoke dwells on the generalized form of the marabou storks hinting at no detail, hence shifting our interest from individual features to the entire painting. The cyclic composition constituted by the three active birds spreading their wings and looking down as if to find something to forage keeps the painting in constant motion. The background is tumultuous furthering a sense of anticipation. Her choice of rustic colours which range from browns to greens however betray her intent to conceal what marabous represent to Kampala residents – dirty surroundings.

This painting clearly demonstrates that Musoke benefitted from the tutelage of Cecil Todd, a British professor (1958-1971) whose curriculum at Makerere Art School insisted on pictorial composition, anatomy and perspective while keeping a close watch on content. These were indeed sharpened with Musoke’s training in the UK in the early 70s. The political anarchy and muzzling of free speech during Idi Amin’s regime (1971-1979) made it hard for her to continue with her teaching job at Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Art, Makerere University. Like many educated Ugandan’s of the time, she fled to exile. In Nairobi (Kenya) the nostalgia of leaving home was the very reason for her career as an artist. Her interest in subject of wild life started here in the animal rich plains of Kenya.

The Marabou Storks painting continues this journey in exploring East Africa’s fauna as well as extending the possibilities of Batik art medium – elements of which are evident in the painting.  

Dr. George Kyeyune
Institute of Heritage Conservation and Restoration, Makerere University
2018

BayFinK


BayFinK, die Bayerische Forschungs- und Informationsstelle – Inklusive Hochschulen und Kultureinrichtungen, bietet die Plattform für einen weltweiten Dialog: Reden Sie mit, dies geht uns alle an.
 

Lunchtime Lecture: Critical Diversity Literacy
mit Prof. Melissa Steyn (Johannesburg)

Do. 21.06.2018 // 12.30 Uhr
Sprache // Englisch

In conversation with Prof. Melissa Steyn, the founding director of the Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg/South Africa.

 

Freundeskreis Iwalewahaus e.V.

Ruth Weiss as a Guest

Mon. 18.06.2018 // 20 h
Location: Foyer

What an honour it is to have journalist and author Ruth Weiss as a guest again in Iwalewahaus. Weiss was born in 1924 in Fürth. Due to the rise of National Socialism, she and her family fled to South Africa. During her life she became an outspoken opponent of racism. As a journalist, she worked tirelessly with Anti-Apartheid activists, and her literary works have been widely published. We welcome Ruth Weiss together with IKG Bayreuth


World Literature: Storytime for Young People
Tue. 19.06.2018 // 15 h
Location: Foyer

Ruth Weiss will read selections from her childrens' books.

Meet the Artist: To Revolutionary Type Love
Mon. 25.06.2018 // 19 h
Location: 1st Floor Meeting Room

A toast to love! In our tried-and-true format, we invite you to meet the artists of the upcoming exhibition To Revolutionary Type Love - Kawira Mwirichia, Mal Muga und Faith Wanjala