Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions – Jo’burg Conference, 17-19 November 2016

"BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures" is the seventh conference in a series of transnational and diasporic conversations about imaging the black body. It offers a forum that gives artists, activists, educators and scholars from around the world an opportunity to share ideas, from historical topics to current research on the 40th anniversary of... Continue Reading →

Creating African Fashion Histories – Conference at The Old Courtroom, Brighton, UK (November 2016)

On Wednesday 2 November 2016 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery will be hosting a one-day conference – “Creating African Fashion Histories” – in partnership with the Royal Pavilion and Museums, Sussex Africa Centre, the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton. Coinciding with the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion –... Continue Reading →

From Mancoba and Sekoto to Mslaba and Sibande: Johannesburg’s Post-Apartheid Emergence as an Art World City

"The embarrassment that my presence caused - to the point of making me, in their eyes, some sort of 'Invisible Man' or merely the consort of a European woman artist - was understandable, as before me, there had never been, to my knowledge, any black man taking part in the visual arts 'avant-garde' of the... Continue Reading →

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