Art History and Visual Studies lecture series

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Image may contain: Font, Art, Drinkware, Monochrome, Visual arts.
Time: Apr. 20, 2021 6:00 PM

In Norsk kunsthistorie (1927), one of the first Norwegian Art History textbooks, a “statuette of a Lapp”, i.e., of a Sámi, is praised for its realism: its “sympathetic naturalness” makes it resemble an “ethnographic illustration.”

Image may contain: Vertebrate, Rectangle, Gesture, Art, Painting.
Time: Apr. 7, 2021 6:00 PM

The histories and legacies of colonial projects have become a topic of increasing debate in the field of art over the last years, disturbing the long-standing tradition for colonial negligence in the Nordic countries.

Image may contain: Sky, Tree, Art, Painting, Adaptation.
Time: Mar. 24, 2021 6:00 PM

This talk explores what appears, what is lost, and what could be reimagined in the process of researching African and African-descendant people in the history of art.