Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories Conference

From the 28th to the 31st May 2015, the European city of Florence will host the second Black Portraiture[s] conference, following on from the successful first edition, which was held in Paris in January 2013 and organised by New York University’s Tisch School of Arts.

Merchant of Venice

Analysing the pervasive violation and promotion of the black body from both artistic and scholarly (notably historical) perspectives, the event promises to provide space for all in order to: “focus on aesthetics, vernacular style, fashion, and ethnographics in describing a sense of place and identity. The conference will also invite visitors to conduct a diverse visual reading of the notion of a black portrait while challenging conventional perspectives on identity, beauty, cosmopolitanism, and community in Africa and its diaspora.”   

Find out more about the conference’s background, mission, programme and/or to sign up check here.


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