Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa will be reading from her forthcoming essay on the writings of Margaret Trowell (1904-1985) who founded one of first schools of ‘fine art’ for Africans in the Uganda Protectorate in the 1930s.
It is Emma Wolukau-Wanambwas contention that both Trowell’s arguments for introducing fine art into the ‘indigenous’ curriculum and accounts of her teaching methodology reveal that, despite her extensive and sophisticated knowledge of the material cultures of East Africa, and despite her emancipatory intentions, the vision that underpinned her approach to art education was of the extension of colonial governmentality into the aesthetic realm.
Tuesday 28 January 2014 at 6pm
Freie Universität Berlin
Kunsthistorisches Institut, Raum A.121
Koserstraße 20, 14195 Berlin