University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture on the changing aesthetics of the art of Mozambique

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in room 314 of Morey Hall on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

November 1, 2006

Alexander Bortolot, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History and Archeology at Columbia University, will discuss the changing aesthetics of an indigenous Mozambican masquerade genre in comparison to Portuguese colonialism and the principles of a postcolonial socialist Mozambican state. Bortolot's dissertation is based on a year of field research in northern Mozambique, East Africa. His talk is titled "Makonde Sculptors and the Aesthetics of Socialist Revolution in Postcolonial Mozambique."

Bortolot received a bachelor of arts degree in art history from Harvard University and a master of arts degree in art history from Columbia. His lecture is part of the Work in Progress Seminar series sponsored by the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-7235.