Public Defense and exhibition Andrea Stultiens

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Thu 8 November 2018 11:00 - Sat 1 December 2018 16:00

Tue 20 November 2018 12:00 - 14:00

Tue 20 November 2018 16:15 - 18:00

You are cordially invited to the public defense by visual artist Andrea Stultiens of the research project entitled 'Ebifananyi', to obtain the doctoral degree. The public defense takes place in two stages.

On 20 November at 12.00 Stultiens will publicly elucidate her artistic work for the Doctoral Examination Committee in the exhibition 'Ebifananyi – Mutualities', at the Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK). At 16.15 on the same day Stultiens will defend her dissertation in the Senate Chamber of Leiden University.

The exhibition with work by Andrea Stultiens is on view in the Gallery of the KABK from 8 November to 1 December 2018.

In Luganda, the widest spoken minority language in Uganda, the word for photographs is ebifananyi. However, the word ebifananyi has a different and wider meaning than the etymological meaning of the word photograph as ‘light drawing’. Ebifananyi literally means ‘things that look like something else’. Ebifananyi are likenesses.

In the research project ‘Ebifananyi’, Stultiens explores the historical context of the particular notion of photographs as ‘likenesses’. She conceives of her artistic practice as research method. As part of this method, Stultiens digitalized many collections of photographs in Uganda that until this moment were not accessible.

Understanding the differences between ‘ebifananyi’ and ‘photographs’ shapes communication about photographs between Luganda and English speakers. Stultiens argues that reflection on the way in which objects and sensible aspects of the surrounding world are conceptualized in different languages will help prevent misunderstandings in communication in general.

SUPERVISORS
Prof. dr. Janneke Wesseling, Professor in Practice and Theory of Research in the Visual Arts, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
Prof. Frans de Ruiter, Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
dr. Michel Doortmont, reader in International Relations and African Studies, Leiden University
Roy Villevoye, visual artist

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Date

Thu 8 November 2018 11:00 - Sat 1 December 2018 16:00

Location

Galerie, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (KABK) Prinsessegracht 4, Den Haag

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Exhibition
Opening hours:
Daily 11.00-21.00
Friday 11.00-18.00
Saturday 11.00-16.00
Sunday closed

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Free entrance

Date

Tue 20 November 2018 12:00 - 14:00

Location

Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)

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Public Defense

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Free entrance

Date

Tue 20 November 2018 16:15 - 18:00

Location

Senate Chamber of the Academy Building
Leiden University, Rapenburg 73

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Public Defense

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Free entrance