This article explores the capacity of visual arts to deal with transnational, multidirectional processes of remembering and spatial redefinition. Through analyzing two sets of work by Emma Wolokau-Wanambwa that address the tradition of formal art training at Makerere University and the aftermaths of the Second World War in Africa, respectively, the article touches on issues of art education, the production of historical meaning, and the role of cultural institutions in Uganda. It also examines the complex entanglement between colonial legacies and postcolonial and neoliberal systems of value, revealing the value of artistic research to reveal subversive alternatives to those articulations.

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