Art Talk: An Introduction to Art History by Dale Webster

Art Talk: An Introduction to Art History by Dale Webster
past 9 months ago

Starts: Wednesday, 2 March, 2016 11:00am

Ends: Wednesday, 2 March, 2016 01:00pm

Event Details

This Wednesday at The Art Space, Dale Webster will lead the first of a series of conversations about Art History.

This series will focus on the nature of images and what they show.

The discussion will explore art history through themes as opposed to through time periods. It will look at a broad history of art making from its origins through to the modern period, and investigate why art was made the way it was, for whom, and for what purposes.

The conversation will touch on the problematic nature of art history and the silences around art from Africa.

The series is expected to provide an understanding of the nature of art practice.
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Dale Webster, originally from the UK, has been living in Kenya these last few years. He graduated from St Martins School of Art in London and went on to the University of Leeds and later to the University of California, Berkeley. His undergraduate, postgraduate and teaching experiences were in Philosophy and Art History. Webster worked as a lecturer at a number of academic institutions, including the University of Sierra Leone.