Herr Prof. Dr. Joseph C. E. Adande

Einladende Institution: Lehrstuhl für Sozialanthropologie
Aufenthalt: 01. November 2009 - 31. Dezember 2009
Heimatuni: University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin)
Informationen zur Person: Joseph C. E. Adande is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. He holds a PhD from Université de Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne. Invited by Erdmute Alber (Social Anthropology), he spent two weeks at BIGSAS in November-December 2009, and delivered a lecture on ‘Between Absence and Revelation: Artists of Benin and the Diaspora and their Interpretation of 9/11’. His current research focuses on ‘Art as a display of the mental frame of African people through its symbolism and meaning’, and he is interested in traditional as well as contemporary art, mainly from Africa.