• Black portraiture(s) II conference online

DSC_0742 The conference and exhibition offered comparative perspectives on the historical and contemporary role played by photography, art, film, literature, and music in referencing the image of the black body in the West. It  was held in Florence, Italy, in May 28-31, 2015—as a sequel to five conferences held over the past six years. The most recent conference in the series was held in Paris, France in January 2013, where it attracted over 400 attendees. As on those occasions, the sixth conference brought  together artists and scholars from an assortment of disciplines and practices, including art history, fashion, dance, theater, and studio art, in wide-ranging conversations about imaging the black body. DSC_0576Media from the sessions of Black Portraiture{s} II Videos are now available for sessions that took place on Day 2 and Day 3 at the Odeon Cinema in Florence. Additionally, some sessions were recorded on the final day at NYU in Florence‘s Villa La Pietra, see : http://www.blackportraitures.info/?page_id=1365