March 3, 2017
In 2004, when David Hammons went to Senegal to participate in the Dak'Art Biennial, he staged a sheep raffle.

Manthia Diawara
was there as well.

Diawara gives a lecture on Sheep Raffle (2004), and reflects on how it addresses myth, intuition, and opacity, and on the affinities it shares with the ideas of the poet/philosopher Edouard Glissant.

Manthia Diawara, a distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Film at New York University, is a prolific writer and filmmaker. His essays and opinions in French and English, on art, cinema, and politics, have appeared in IThe New York Times magazine, LA Times, Liberation, Mediapart, and Artforum. He is the author of two acclaimed memoirs: In Search of Africa (Harvard University Press), and We Won’t Budge: An African in the World (Basic Books). He has also published several books on African and African American cinema.

Diawara’s notable films include: An Opera of the World (commissioned by Documenta 14, 2017); Negritude: A Dialogue between Soyinka and Senghor (2016); Edouard Glissant, One World in Relation (2010); Maison Tropicale (2008); Rouch In Reverse (1995)

This event is co-organized with CCA's Visual Studies Program.

This is the eighth event in our year-long season about and around the work of David Hammons.

Lecture: 6pm

Timken Hall
CCA Campus
1111 Eighth Street

please note that this event does not take place at the Wattis but at CCA's SF Campus