April 7th – 9th, 2017
This Colloquium aims to provide a platform for new scholarship and artistic perspectives on African American and African Diasporic archival collections—both object based collections and photographic archives. One central interest is to investigate how artists use a range of art media to engage archival material from the Black Atlantic. This colloquium will bring together a range of artists such as photographers as well as mixed media artists that incorporate photography in their aesthetic. “Interventions, Ruptures & Affirmations” aims to assess the myriad of way artists of African descent are using the archives to define, deny or empower. The proceedings will also address issues concerning the state of prominent archives housing African American culture, accessibility to archival material and digital innovations. In addition to artists, the proceedings will feature art historians, curators, and archivists from museums and universities.
For a full schedule of events and speakers please visit our colloquium site. James Porter Colloquium