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Silvia Forni

curator
Royal Ontario Museum
Participe à 1 Session
Silvia Forni Ph.D. is Curator of Anthropology in the ROM’s Department of World Cultures. She is the curator of the African collection, and responsible for the permanent and rotating display of African artworks in the Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and the Asia Pacific. Together with Dominique Fonatiane and Julie Crooks she is leading the ROM’s Of Africa, a three year multiplatform project aimed at rethinking historical and contemporary representations of Africa and its diaspora within the museum. She is also Associate Professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto where she teaches Anthropology of Material Culture, Ethnography of Africa and Anthropology of Art. She has published essays in several journals including African Arts and Critical Interventions and contributed chapters to the edited volumes African Art and Agency in the Workshop (2013) and African Art, interviews, Narratives (2013). She recently edited the volume Africa In the Market with Christopher B. Steiner (ROM Publications). Currently she is working with Doran Ross working on the exhibition and book project Art, Honor and Ridicule: Asafo Flags from Southern Ghana.

Sessions auxquelles Silvia Forni participe

Samedi 4 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Sessions auxquelles Silvia Forni assiste

Vendredi 3 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 heures 30 minutes
Festive Event
19:30
19:30 - 21:00 | 1 heure 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformancePublic event

Samedi 4 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 heure
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

Lucie Morisset

Modérateur.rice
13:30
13:30 - 17:00 | 3 heures 30 minutes
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageMuseums
17:00
18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 heure 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Dimanche 5 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00
11:00 - 12:30 | 1 heure 30 minutes
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Heritage Changes the Social OrderTourism
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching