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18:00 - 19:30 5 November 2015

Kongo art and the rethinking of civilisation


E28 Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre | (link Map)
25 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 6BE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

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Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, University of Capetown

The lecture will focus on agency in Kongo society, exploring a complex state of social development in which legal, political, religious and visual systems motivate responses to and interpretations of Kongo cultural principles in the Atlantic world. Martinez-Ruiz will argue that the myriad forms of communication known as Ndinga i Sinsu seamlessly integrate into a wide range of audio and visual communicative techniques that he terms ‘graphic writing systems’.

Followed by a reception in Gordon House 106, 7.45-8.30 pm.


Nikolas Gestrich
+44 (0)7 679 1534 | n.gestrich@ucl.ac.uk


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