Join us for the Livestream starting at 9:00 AM, February 19th at:
law.nyu.edu/livestream

Please note that this event is sold out. To be put on the waitlist, please click the green "Register" button at : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-portraitures-ii-revisited-tickets-19847959782

For full conference schedule please go to:  http://www.blackportraitures.info/?page_id=53

BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] II: Revisited
New York University, Washington Square

(PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION)

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19th - DAY ONE
Vanderbilt Hall - Tishman Auditorium
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Sq. South

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20th - DAY TWO
Vanderbilt Hall - Tishman Auditorium
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Sq. South

For more information please also visit:
http://tisch.nyu.edu/photo/events/black-portraitures-revisited


This two-day event reconstructs a selection of panels from the most recent conference in the series held at Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy here at New York University's Washington Square campus. Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories, explored the impulses, ideas, and techniques undergirding the production of self-representation and desire, and the exchange of the gaze from the 19th century to the present day in fashion, film, art, and the archives. Thus, the seventh conference will revisit that amazing experience that attracted over 800 attendees – an occasion that brought together artists and scholars from an assortment of disciplines and practices and 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.

Discussions will focus on aesthetics, style, history, and music 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. We hope you will join us in New York City!

Organized by NYU Tisch Office of the Dean, Allyson Green, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the School of the Arts at NYU along with Awam Amkpa (Social and Cultural Analysis; NYU), Ulrich Baer (Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity; NYU), Manthia Diawara (Institute of African American Affairs; NYU), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Hutchins Center for African and American Research; Harvard), Thelma Golden (Studio Museum in Harlem), Robert Holmes, J.D. (NYU Alumnus), Ellyn Toscano (Villa La Pietra; NYU) and Deborah Willis (Department of Photography & Imaging; NYU).

 


View selected videos from the May 2015 conference at Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy.