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This site features essays, blog posts, exhibition reviews and other commentaries examining the cultural geographies of museums, galleries, heritage and the arts, researched and written by Carol Ann Dixon, Ph.D.

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  • African Photojournalism at the Tropenmuseum: Faces, Expressions and Fabrics of Solidarity

    African Photojournalism at the Tropenmuseum: Faces, Expressions and Fabrics of Solidarity

    One of the highlights of my trip to the Netherlands in July 2022 was viewing a series of photo narratives that formed part of the presentation “World Press Photo: Through the Lens of Contemporary Photographers from Africa,” exhibited at the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (24 June 2021 to 08 January 2023), and curated in partnership with the […]

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  • The National Windrush Monument, London, UK

    The National Windrush Monument, London, UK

    One of the key advantages of living in London, that far outweigh its well-documented costliness and environmental downsides, is the opportunity to view internationally outward-facing public works of art that have the power to generate significant cultural ripple effects and transcend their physical display settings. The most recent major art commission to trigger this type […]

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  • Benin Art: Yesterday and Today, Palais de la Marina, Cotonou, February-May 2022

    Benin Art: Yesterday and Today, Palais de la Marina, Cotonou, February-May 2022

    A major exhibition marking the return of 26 artworks stolen from Benin 130 years ago by French colonial forces opened to the public at the Palais de la Marina, Cotonou, on 19 February 2022. The exhibits at the centre of the presentation constitute the first tranche of selected historic artworks and sacred objects identified for […]

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  • “Intersectional Challenges in Afroeuropean Communities” –  8th Afroeuropeans Network Conference, Brussels, 22-24 September 2022

    “Intersectional Challenges in Afroeuropean Communities” – 8th Afroeuropeans Network Conference, Brussels, 22-24 September 2022

    The 8th biennial conference of the Afroeuropeans Network will be held in Brussels at the Humanities, Sciences and Engineering campus of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, 22-24 September 2022. This gathering provides an important space for engaging in dialogues, exchanging ideas, disseminating information and co-producing knowledge pertaining to Black cultures and identities in Europe. It […]

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  • Barbara Walker: Place, Space and Who

    Barbara Walker: Place, Space and Who

    The highlight of a recent trip to Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent, was viewing the exhibition “Place, Space and Who” (18 May – 26 September 2021) by British figurative artist Barbara Walker during its final week on display. This engaging portraiture exhibition featured a series of larger-than-life-sized images of five women and girls from Kent’s […]

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  • Theaster Gates will design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion in London

    Theaster Gates will design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion in London

    Chicago-born contemporary visual artist and arts scholar Theaster Gates has been commissioned to design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London. Since its inception in 2000, the majority of prior pavilion commissions have been awarded to architects. So, Gates makes history as the first artist to receive a solo commission, following only two other […]

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