Daily Archives: November 8, 2021

Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara | Met Exhibitions

The Met – Jan 17, 2020

Subscribe for new content from The Met: https://www.youtube.com/user/metmuseu…
Learn more about this exhibition: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions…
#art #themet #themetropolitanmuseumofart #museum #Sahel

The western Sahel—a vast region in Africa just south of the Sahara Desert that spans what is today Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, and was the birthplace of a succession of influential polities. Fueled by a network of global trade routes extending across the region, the empires of Ghana (300–1200), Mali (1230–1600), Songhay (1464–1591), and Segu (1640–1861) cultivated an enormously rich material culture. Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara will be the first exhibition of its kind to trace the legacy of the mighty states the western Sahel and what they produced in the visual arts.

Managing Producer: Kate Farrell
Producer: Melissa Bell
Editor: Alex Guns
Graphic Design: Natasha Mileshina
Motion Graphics: Angelical Von Helle
Music: “Lafisa” by Famoro Dioubate from the album Kontendemi (Patience)


© Maurice Ascani, www.photographe-niger
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
David Conrad
Hughes Dubois
Courtesy of Ferdinando Fagnola Archives, Turin
Mamma Haidara Memorial Library
Courtesy Menil Collection
Photo by James Morris
Musée des Confluences, photo by Louis Desplagnes
© Museum Ulm— Weickmann Collection, photo by Oleg Kuchar, Ulm
Courtesy Partners Pays Dogon
RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY
Antoine Tempé

© 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

See related:

Exhibition Tour—Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara

The Met – May 15, 2020

Exhibition credits:

Sahel: Art and Empires On The Shores of The Sahara is curated by Alisa LaGamma, Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Curator in Charge of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at The Met with the assistance of Yaëlle Biro, Associate Curator and Hakimah Abdul-Fattah, Research Associate

Exhibition Design: Alejandro Stein
Graphic Design: Alexandre Viault and Gina Shin
Project Manager: Rachel Ferrante
Registrar: Mary F. Allen
Conservation and Installation: Christine Giuntini, Sara Levin, Carolyn Riccardelli, Fred Sager, Andrew Estep, Jacob Goble, Matthew Cumbie
Digital and Sound: Paul Caro, Peter Berson, Lamar Stephens
Installation Coordinator: David Rhoads
Departmental Technician: Damien Marzocchi
Buildings: Maria Nicolino
Lighting: Richard Lichte

Video production:

Managing Producer: Kate Farrell
Producer: Melissa Bell
Editor: Alex Guns
Installation photography: Anna-Marie Kellen
Footage from Living Memory: Six Sketches of Mali Today, directed by Susan Vogel, Produced by Susan Vogel, Samuel Sidibé, Eric Engles, and the Musée National du Mali, An Icarus Films Release, © Susan Vogel, Prince Street Pictures Inc., and Samuel Sidibé and the Musée National du Mali
Music: “Salaman” by Toumani Diabaté with Ballake Sissoko, from the album New Ancient Strings, courtesy Reservoir Media Management (Label) (on behalf of Chrysalis Records)

Subscribe for new content from The Met: https://www.youtube.com/user/metmuseu

#TheMet #StayHome #WithMe #themetropolitanmuseumofart #Met150 #MetAnywhere

© 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

See related:

Celebrating Thomas Berry and Journey of the Universe

Celebrating Thomas Berry

and Journey of the Universe

Dear Forum Colleagues,

Tomorrow, November 9th, is the 107th anniversary of Thomas Berry’s birthday.

We hope you can join us online tomorrow evening to celebrate Thomas and the 10th anniversary oftheJourney of the Universe Project.

…(read more).

African Studies Association – Gallery videos from 2020 Annual Meeting

African Studies Association – 2021 – 64th Annual Meeting – Schedule

2021 – 64th Annual Meeting – Program

ASA – Home Page

Activists at COP26 Honor 1,000+ Environmental Defenders Killed Since Paris Accord: 1 in 3 Indigenous

Democracy Now!Nov 8, 2021
Activists held a memorial in Glasgow for those unable to attend this year’s U.N. climate summit: 1,005 land and environmental defenders who have been murdered since the 2015 Paris Agreement. One in three of those defenders killed was an Indigenous person. This comes as 2020 was the most dangerous year on record for environmental and land defenders. We speak with Andrea Ixchíu, a Maya K’iche’ leader, journalist and human rights defender based in Guatemala. Ixchíu says that the Guatemalan government, influenced by transnational corporate interests, has launched an assault on Indigenous land defenders: “They [Indigenous leaders] are not allowed to be in their communities defending their land and their territory because of the militizariation.” Speaking on COP26, Ixchíu says, “We do not just want to be observers,” and “If you want to create more solutions to the climate crisis, it’s really important to give land back to Indigenous communities.” We’re also joined by Global Witness senior adviser Louis Wilson, who helped organize the memorial and discusses the cases of murdered South African activist Fikile Ntshangase, who was a leading force in the fight against the Tendele coal mine before she was killed last October, and Óscar Eyraud Adams, a Mexican water activist killed last September as he fought for the water rights of the Indigenous peoples impacted by the excessive use of aquifers by large beer and wine companies.

The Greenwashing of COP26: Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Make Up Biggest Delegation at U.N. Climate Summit

Democracy Now!Nov 8, 2021
The Glasgow U.N. climate summit is inundated with fossil fuel lobbyists, according to a recent report published by Global Witness that found “if the fossil fuel lobby were a country delegation at COP, it would be the largest with 503 delegates — two dozen more than the largest country delegation.” We speak with Louis Wilson, senior adviser at Global Witness, and Andrea Ixchíu, a Maya K’iche’ leader, journalist and human rights defender based in Guatemala, about the vast presence of the fossil fuel industry at COP26 and the subsequent greenwashing taking place. “We don’t allow tobacco lobbyists into health conferences, so it begs the question why fossil fuel lobbyists are being allowed into the most important climate conference in a generation,” says Wilson.

Frontline Climate Activists Vanessa Nakate and Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner Urge Global Action in Glasgow

Democracy Now!Nov 8, 2021
Saturday’s massive climate rally outside of the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow was led by Indigenous frontline activists. We hear from Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner, a poet and climate change activist from the Marshall Islands, and Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate. “We did nothing to contribute to this crisis, and we should not have to pay the consequences,” said Jetn̄il-Kijiner. “We will survive climate change. We refuse to leave. We refuse to go anywhere. And our sovereignty is not up for debate.”

“COP26 Is a Failure”: Greta Thunberg Condemns U.N. Climate Summit as a “Greenwash Fe stival”

Democracy Now!Nov 8, 2021
Eighteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg called COP26 a “failure” when she addressed the Fridays for Future rally in Glasgow, which drew around 25,000 demonstrators. Her address comes after Thunberg dismissed climate leaders a month prior to the U.N. climate summit for political inaction. “The COP has turned into a PR event where leaders are giving beautiful speeches and announcing fancy commitments and targets, while behind the curtains the governments of the Global North countries are still refusing to take any drastic climate action,” said Thunberg on Friday. “This is not a conference. This is now a Global North greenwash festival.”

“We Are Not Responsible”: Youth Climate Activists Rally in Glasgow to Demand World Leaders A ct Now

Democracy Now!Nov 8, 2021
More than 100,000 people took to the streets of Glasgow this weekend in a pair of climate rallies outside the U.N. climate summit. The first protest was organized by Fridays for Future, an international movement of students which grew out of Greta Thunberg’s climate strike outside the Swedish parliament in 2018. We hear from climate activists Evelyn Acham, Mikaela Loach, Raki Ap, Helena Gualinga and Jon Bonifacio. In her address, Loach slammed the leaders of rich nations at COP26: “[They] steal our sacred words and use them to defend and uphold the oppressive systems of capitalism and white supremacy.” Gualina also spoke about the increasing violence against environmental defenders: “Behind every murder that happens in the Amazon, every killing that happens to a land defender, there is a company behind that, there is a government behind that, there is a name behind that.”