Four Women, For Women: Caribbean Diaspora Artists Reimag(in)ing the Fine Art Canon

In keeping with my determination to continue publishing work on intersected issues of gender, race and geographic inclusivity, specifically in relation to museums, galleries and the arts – often against all the odds within a very exclusionary Euro-American academy – I am pleased that my research on Caribbean diaspora artists, initially compiled for conference presentations... Continue Reading →

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 →

“Verses After Dusk.” A solo exhibition by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (Serpentine Gallery, London)

It was worth braving the storm clouds a few days ago to visit the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens and view Verses After Dusk – a solo exhibition of recent works by the British figurative painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977, London). Although I have been aware of this artist since she was nominated for the Turner... Continue Reading →

A review of the Tate Britain symposium, “The Black Subject: Ancient to Modern”

On 20th and 21st February 2015 Tate Britain hosted a two-day event to explore a number of themes about representations of African and Asian people and their diasporic descendents within European art history. The symposium was scheduled to complement the display ‘Spaces of Black Modernism: London 1919–39’  – co-curated by Dr Caroline Bressey and Dr Gemma Romain (The Equiano Centre,... Continue Reading →

RC21 International Conference: ‘The Ideal City: between myth and reality. Representations, policies, contradictions and challenges for tomorrow’s urban life’ (27-29 August 2015 – Urbino, Italy)

The RC21 Conference 2015 (The Ideal City: between myth and reality...') will be hosted by the School of Social and Political Sciences – Department of Economics, Society, and Politics at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy. It has been organised to enable sociologists, geographers, urbanists, town planners, artists and other creative professionals to consider... Continue Reading →

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