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WASHINGTON DC | HOWARD UNIVERSITY APRIL 6 – 8, 2018

Kesha Bruce, I Am A Black Ocean. 2017.  48 x 36 in Mixed-Media on Canvas.

The 29th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora

The 2018 Porter Colloquium, titled “Abstraction: Form, Philosophy, & Innovation,” will explore topics related to the history of abstraction in art across the African diaspora. It will offer a platform for new scholarship and artistic perspectives on abstract art by African American and African diasporic artists.

This colloquium will trace the progression and aesthetic influence of African art to figurative and non-objective abstraction. Another significant goal of the event is to investigate how artists use abstraction in terms design, innovation, and the introduction of new epistemologies by way of visual culture.

Among other notable presenters, the 29th Porter Colloquium will showcase Chakaia Booker, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Mary Lovelace O’Neal and Fred Eversly.

 

Abstraction: Form, Philosophy, & Innovation

The 29th Annual James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora The James A. Porter Colloquium is the leading forum on African American Art and visual culture for students, scholars, artists, curators, and collectors. The 29th Annual...

2017 Gala Honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award Adger Cowans Dawoud Bey Fred Wilson Humanitarian Award Kinsasha Holman Conwill James A. Porter Book Award Dr. Kellie Jones Get Your Ticket...