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Black | Art | Futures: African Diasporic Art Histories — A Symposium

The sower
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle The Sower 2015 India ink, acrylic paint, and polyfilm on wood panel 11 x 14 inches Courtesy of the Artist and Jenkins Johnson Gallery

4:00 pm | 3/17/2017 | 308A Doe Library


9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction

9:15-10:45 Panel 1
Erica James, Yale University
Writing Art Histories Beyond Disciplinary Boundaries: Caribbean Art in the Global Imaginary

Dwight Carey, Amherst College
Rethinking Creole Architecture: Translating Forms in the Eighteenth-Century French Colonial Empire

Respondent: Bridget Cooks, University of California, Irvine

10:45-11:00 break

11:00-12:30 Panel 2
Cécile Fromont, University of Chicago
Paper, Ink, Vodun and the Inquisition

Beatriz Balanta, Southern Methodist University
Photogenic Blackness: Photography and the Commodification of Subjugation

Respondent: Ivy Mills, University of California, Berkeley

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 Panel 3
Dana Byrd, Bowdoin College
Fly Brushes, Shoo-Flies & Punkah Fans: Towards a Material Culture of Freedom

Nikki A. Greene, Wellesley College
“Speaking Things of Blackness”: Afrofuturism’s Shine

Respondent: Derek Murray, University of California, Santa Cruz

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Round Table Discussion

Co-organized by the Departments of History of Art and African American Studies

Sponsored by:
H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Chair of African American Studies
Department of African American Studies
Department of History of Art
UC Consortium for Black Studies in California
Townsend Center for the Humanities
Arts Research Center
The Black Room

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