Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Africa on My Mind: Contemporary Art, Home and Abroad

The Savannah College of Art and Design will host its third biennial Art History Symposium, Africa on My Mind: Contemporary Art, Home and Abroad, Feb. 26-27, 2010. The goal of this symposium is to encourage representation by a variety of media and scholarship regarding cultural and geographical areas in Africa and the African Diaspora.

Possible topics could include:
the role of contemporary African and African Diaspora art in shaping regional, ethnic and individual identity
the gendered responses to the colonization of the body and mind
contributions of technology and international art fairs to shaping identity and careers
questions of interpreting and exhibiting contemporary work
pedagogic theories and methods addressing African and African Diaspora art
the vitality of African traditions in coastal South Carolina and Georgia
The call for papers is open to scholars and graduate students. The editors of Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture have agreed to consider papers by symposium participants for publication.

The symposium will feature a keynote address by Simon Njami, lecturer, art critic, novelist and essayist.

Jane Rehl, Ph.D., and Andrew Nedd, Ph.D.
Symposium Co-chairs
Department of Art History
Abstracts due: May 15, 2009

Submit an abstract (300 words max) and a CV, including complete contact information (address, phone and e-mail), to:
Symposium language is English.
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2009 via email

For information on the 2008 symposium:

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