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Get close up with this sculpture by Songa Kaseke

This wood sculpture, Bombardement de Bukavu, by Songa Kaseke was selected for inclusion in the Curriculum/Collection exhibition for Sascha Crasnow’s “Art and Resistance” class.

Get close up with this sculpture by Songa Kaseke

Art and Resistance

Kaseke's sculpture depicts the bombing of Bukavu, a city in Zaire (now Democratic Republic of the Congo), as Belgian mercenaries bombed civilian and rebel forces with a T-28 fighter plane during their occupation in 1967. In Art and Resistance: Global Responses to Oppression, Crasnow assigned a midterm analysis paper, in which students were asked to select a work from UMMA’s collection and then, in a critical analysis, explore the socio-political context of the work’s creation and readings of the piece itself in order to explore its relationship to the themes of resistance and/or oppression. Ariel Lowenstern, a senior Art and Design and Judaic Studies double major in Crasnow’s class, selected Bombardement of Bukavu. Her analysis is highlighted in the exploration of the sculpture below. 

 

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Afternoon (Flowers, Girl and Butterfly) is a 1972 woodcut piece by Tadashi Nakayama, and is included in the Florilegium section of Curriculum/Collection. Click through this interactive version to learn more about Tadashi's artistic process, and well as the symbolism of the flowers in his work.


This wood sculpture, Bombardement de Bukavu, by Songa Kaseke was selected for inclusion in the Curriculum/Collection exhibition for Sascha Crasnow’s “Art and Resistance” class.