Pape Diop’s Mystical Graffiti (Dakar, Senegal)
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of World Arts and Cultures at UC Los Angeles Allen F. Roberts will give a free public talk on the murals of the Senegalese artist Pape Diop for the Sociocultural Anthropology Colloquium.
“Pape Diop’s Mystical Grafitti (Dakar, Senegal)” explores Diop’s street art of Senegalese Sufi saints. Dakar, the cosmopolitan capital of Senegal, is covered in signs, posters and graffiti of mundane and political messages. In contrast, Diop’s visual interactions in the urban space highlight the important aspects of Senegalese social and spiritual life. Roberts’ talk looks at Diop’s interactions with the Dakar urban space in the last 20 years and the changing nature and role of his art.
WHEN: Monday, October 14 at 4:10 p.m.
WHERE: 2203 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
This talk is organized by the Department of Anthropology and co-sponsored by the departments of Art and Art History, Design, French and Italian, and Religious Studies.