Is it Hutu and Tutsi or Tutu and Hutsi?

Dr. Nancy Parks
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Power (2003) describes genocide as "the problem from hell." The genocide that swept over Rwanda left no sector of society intouched. This presentation will provide a theoretical examination of history and memory represented in two virtual memorials created in response to the 1994 Rwandan Genocide by Chilean artist, Alfredo Jaar and Ghanaian artist, Kofi Setordji . A conceptual framework for looking at societal issues like genocide through the visual arts, in arts education contexts will be shared as a bridge between theory and practice.

Keywords: Memorials, Genocide, Race, Arts Education, Memory
Stream: Arts Education
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Is it Hutu and Tutsi or Tutu and Hutsi?

Dr. Nancy Parks

Assistant Professor, Art Education, University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Ref: A06P0561