Collaboration between Maumaus / Lumiar Cité and De Appel Curatorial Programme:

Seminar
Manthia Diawara
De-opacification and the Right to Opacity
08.11.2019

Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º D
1050-021 Lisbon

Frantz Fanon / Édouard Glissant

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Manthia Diawara will focus on de-opacification and the right to opacity of human emancipation, as defined by Frantz Fanon and Édouard Glissant respectively. What did Fanon mean by this notion of de-opacification, as a tool of the liberation struggle and decolonisation? Is Glissant’s demand for the right to opacity, which guarantees the survival of human and non-human diversity, a response to Fanon and other thinkers’ over-reliance on a philosophy of existentialist dialectics?


Manthia Diawara was born in Mali, West Africa. He is a distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Film at New York University. Diawara was educated in Guinea- Conakry, Bamako (Mali) and Paris (France), before migrating to the United States to pursue his studies. Manthia Diawara is a prolific writer and filmmaker. His essays on art, cinema and politics have appeared in The New Times Magazine, LA Times, Libération, Mediapart and Artforum. He is the author of two acclaimed memoirs: ‘In Search of Africa’ (Harvard University Press, 2000) and ‘We Won’t Budge: An African in the World’ (Basic Books, 2008). He has published several books on African and African American cinema. Diawara’s notable films include: ‘An Opera of the World’ (2017), ‘Negritude: A Dialogue between Soyinka and Senghor’ (2016), ‘Édouard Glissant, One World in Relation’ (2010), ‘Maison Tropicale’ (2008) and ‘Rouch In Reverse’ (1995).


Registration is free, but limited to the number of seats available. Please send an email with a short CV to info@maumaus.org until 06.11.2019. Confirmation of registration will be sent by email. The seminar will be in English.


For further information, please contact:
Tel + 351 21 352 11 55, info@maumaus.org www.maumaus.org

Supported by: Fogo Island Dialogues: Atlantic Codes.











































































































































































































































































Maumaus

Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, 100 - 1º esq.
1150-227 Lisboa, Portugal
Tel: + 351 21 352 11 55
maumaus@maumaus.org

Seminar
Manthia Diawara
De-opacification and the Right to Opacity
08.11.2019

Avenida António Augusto de Aguiar, 148 - 3º D
1050-021 Lisbon

Fogo Island Dialogues
Atlantic Codes
November 8–9, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lumiar Cité


Lumiar Cité

Rua Tomás del Negro, 8A
1750-105 Lisboa, Portugal
Wednesday to Sunday, 3pm to 7pm
and by appointment
Tel: + 351 21 755 15 70 | 21 352 11 55
lumiar.cite@maumaus.org

Ao descer a escada
Há um degrau p’ra me sentar.
Não há outro degrau
Onde descansar.
Não estou lá em baixo
Nem lá em cima estou.
Estou é na escada
Onde sempre estou.

Ao subir a escada
Não estou em cima, nem em baixo.
Não estou na creche,
Nem mesmo no sopé, acho.
Ideias estranhas começam a girar
Na minha cabeça
Fora do lugar!

Tonio Kröner
09.11.2019 - 02.02.2020

09.11.2019 | 18h00 Opening of the exhibition
25.01.2020 | 17h00 Talk with the artist


Upcoming at Lumiar Cité:

João Penalva
STANLEY
29.09. - 09.12.2018


In cooperation with Lumiar Cité:

Tiffany Chung
Thu Thiêm: an archaeological
project for future remembrance
08.06. - 08.09.2019

Johann Jacobs Museum



Maumaus / Lumiar Cité
is funded by Ministério da Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes. With the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa and Junta de Freguesia do Lumiar

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