Ep33. A conversation with Kiara Hill on African art, black womanhood, knowledge production, and more

Kiara Hill photographed in front of her curation, [WOMB]AN in ‘5 Takes on African Art’ on display at UMCA, Amherst, MA. (Photo courtesy of Kiara Hill, all rights reserved.)
This week we chat with Kiara Hill, one of the curators of “5 Takes on African Art,” an exhibition at the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) at the University of Massachusetts. I talked about the exhibition with Amy Halliday in last week’s episode. Kiara Hill was one of the five curators, her exhibit [WOMB]AN explores the saliency of femininity and womanhood in West African cosmology. Kiara holds an M.A. in Women Studies from the University of Alabama and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts. Our conversation begins at 3:40. Listen to us talk about gender, power, race, and knowledge production:

Here are bonus links to this week’s readings.

 


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