Graduate Student Talks: Amah Edoh

April 7, 2016
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
A concave wood sculpture reveals layers of wood and pencil marks.

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige 2008, A Matrix (2014). Wood sculpture, 200 strips of wood, soundtrack. 39.4 x 39.4 x 39.4in.Courtesy the artists and In Situ/ Fabienne Leclerc (Paris), CRG Gallery (New York), The Third Line (Dubai).

Take a look at the List’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Amah Edoh (MIT Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society) to discover more about Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: I Must First Apologize… 

About the Speaker

Amah Edoh is a PhD Candidate in MIT’s Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society. Her dissertation, an ethnographic study of the trajectory of Dutch Wax cloth (also known as “African print cloth”) from design in the Netherlands to market in Togo, examines how Africa is produced discursively, visually, and materially in this historical moment. A 2004 Fulbright Scholar to Zambia, Amah obtained the MSc in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and SB in Political Science from MIT.

About the Series

Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests. Talks are free and open to the public.