Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions – Strains of Histories and Cultures

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Nov 2016 - 19 Nov 2016

image: Kudzanai Chiurai, Genesis XI, 2016.

BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures is the seventh conference in a series of conversations about imaging the black body.

It offers a forum that gives artists, activists, and scholars from around the world an opportunity to share ideas from historical topics to current research on the 40th anniversary of Soweto. Presenters will engage a range of topics such as Biennales, the Africa Perspective in the Armory Show, the global art market, politics, tourism, sites of memory, Afrofuturism, fashion, dance, music, film, art, and photography.

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In 2013, Black Portraitures: The Black Body in the West was presented in Paris. By 2015, Black Portraitures II: Imaging the Black Body and Restaging Histories was held at NYU’s La Pietra in Florence, and after overwhelming demand, it was brought to New York earlier this year for Black Portraitures: Revisited.

The conference BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures will be held November 17-19, 2016 at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and held in collaboration with the U. S. Department of State, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick H. Gaspard, Goodman Gallery, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research/Harvard University, New York University’s LaPietra Dialogues, Tisch School of the Arts and the Institute for African American Affairs.



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