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Irish Modernisms, Global Contexts | Seminar 5: East African Modernisms

1 September 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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CCA Derry~Londonderry invites you to join us for an online seminar series accompanying the launch of the exhibition Irish Modernisms. The exhibition and seminar series have been co-curated by Catherine Hemelryk (CCA Derry~Londonderry) and Matthew Retallick (Manchester School of Art). To coincide with the new exhibition Irish Modernisms: legacies of modernism in the North, the CCA Derry-Londonderry invites you to a series of mid-week talks and discussions which examine the legacy of Modernism. Starting with the island of Ireland, the geographical reach will expand over the weeks to explore global contexts. This series will culminate in a publication, which will be available through the CCA Shop.

Session 5: East African Modernisms
Wednesday 1 September, 13.00–14:30

Join Prof. Edward Denison and Dawit L. Petros for the last in our series of lunchtime talks. The speakers will explore the distinct and often radical modernisms of Eritrea, examining the relationship between African histories and European modernism. Edward Denison is Professor of Architecture and the Other at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Dawit L. Petros is a visual artist born in Eritrea and based in Chicago and Montreal.

Image: Grace McMurray, detail of ‘George Michael’ (2018), glitter ribbon weave. Courtesy of the artist.

The recording from this event is available to watch below.


1 September 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm