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CETREN Roundtable Discussion

December 2015 @ 14:00 - 18:00

CETREN Roundtable Discussion
Through the Looking-Glass: Imagining China/Africa Relations through Commodity Aesthetics, Art Media, and Photography
Monday, December 7, 2015
2pm – 6pm, Paulinerkirche, Papendiek 14, Göttingen


Over the past decade, the intensification of trade and diplomatic relations between China and countries across the African continent has shifted scholarly attention from the spatial and discursive binary of East and West to the emerging field of South-South relations.

Our one-day workshop invites cross-disciplinary scholars and art practitioners to examine the visual worlds and material cultures that mediate representations of “China” and “Africa” through encounters among the overseas Chinese in Africa, as well as by African migrants in China. Specifically, this roundtable asks: How are commodity aesthetics, photographic images, and art objects appropriated and produced through China-Africa exchanges? In turn, what do they tell use about these transnational dynamics? 

Organizers: Nellie Chu & Gerda Heck (CETREN Postdoctoral Researchers). 

Manon Diederich (Phd Candidate, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne).
Christian Hanussek (Berlin-based artist, writer and curator).
Michaela Pelican (Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne).
Yu Qiu (Phd Candidate, Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge).
Xiaopeng Zhou (Berlin-based artist).

For further details on the program, please see our website: http://www.cetren.de/events/public-roundtable/

Photo by Nellie Chu, Advertisement at a fabrics market ibn Guangzhou


December 2015
14:00 - 18:00
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Papendiek 14
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