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01.02.2022 - 17.05.2022

Sign up for the Masterclass US Popular (Black) Visual Culture

In 2022 you can participate in the masterclass US Popular (Black) Visual Culture by Tunde Adefioye, in collaboration with Karel de Grote-Hogeschool. The course will take place both in FOMU and online. The Masterclass consists of twelve lessons, spread over the period February 2022 - May 2022. You register for the entire series.

This course aims to draw a historical and socio-political line from the music of popular artists such as Beyoncé, Lizzo, Cardi B and their predecessors like Sarah Baartman, Josephine Baker and others. This will be done by first sketching out the theory that will provide the basis for the lectures. There will be two lectures that provide a basic but yet a better understanding of theories such as intersectionality, de-/anti-/post-colonization.

Upon developing this basis, together we will take a critical look at the videos of the above-mentioned artists, while also engaging with the work of less popular/mainstream artists such as Tierra Whack, Rhapsody and Noname, to name a few. Furthermore, we will look at how racial categories like white and Black are constructed but how they nevertheless influence modes of seeing ourselves and the gaze that others take to view us. Departing from this, we will define what is meant by afro-futurism and use a number of YouTube videos to sketch out how the theory influences the production of culture.


The course is in English, classes will take place alternately in FOMU and online. A visit to the exhibitions at FOMU is included in the price.
The masterclass consists of twelve lessons that take place on Tuesdays, from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Period of the masterclass is February 2022 - May 2022.
The course will be held on: 1/02, 8/02, 15/02, 22/02, 8/03, 15/03, 29/03, 19/04, 26/ 04, 3/05, 10/05, 17/05.
Your registration is valid for the entire series.

Omnio rate / kansentarief: €22
Deadline registrations: January 26, 2022


Registration are open to anyone, especially those interested in US Popular Visual Culture, decolonization, and intersectionality.
The course can continue from 10 participants, max. 25 participants.