Date(s) - 11/17/2016 - 11/19/2016
University of Witwatersand
Spirit Desire: Black Diasporic Bodies, Imagination, and the Peripheries of Space
Black Portraiture III Conference, University of Witwatersand
Johannesburg, South Africa
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.
The conference 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 Universitys LaPietra Dialogues, Tisch School of the Arts and the Institute for African American Affairs.