[Vortragsreihe München] Cécile Fromont (Chicago, IL): "Envisioning Cross-Cultural Knowledge in Capuchin Images of Kongo and Angola"

11.01.2017 (18:15 - 19:45)

Die Vortragsreihe gibt einen Überblick zu den weltweiten Austauschprozessen und künstlerischen Positionen in einer entscheidenden Phase der Globalisierung und eröffnet damit neue theoretische und methodische Zugänge zur Epoche.

Abstract des Vortrags

In this talk, Cécile Fromont considers the images Franciscan Capuchin friars created and used as part of their missionary activities in Kongo and Angola between 1650 and 1750. Placing the prints and watercolors within their artistic, scientific, and religious context, she discusses their status as medium of cross-cultural knowledge creation and communication. They were, she argues, not mere documents about Africa experienced by Europeans but also vivid traces of central African men's and women's contribution to the cross-cultural dialogues that led to their very creation.

Zeit: Mittwoch, 11.01.2017, 18-20 Uhr c.t.

Ort: München, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10, Vortragsraum 242 (II. OG)

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