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.
Further details, registration, and hotel information are on this site:
Symposium Co-Chairs: Jane W. Rehl, Ph.D. and Andrew M. Nedd, Ph.D., Art History, SCAD
Symposium Adviser: Laurie Ann Farrell, Executive Director, Exhibitions, SCAD
Independent curator and internationally renowned art critic, lecturer, novelist and essayist Simon Njami will deliver the keynote address Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., at SCAD's Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St. This talk is free and open to the public.
Njami has served as artistic director of the Bamako photography biennale since 2001, and he was co-curator of the first African pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. He has curated numerous exhibitions of African art and photography, including Africa Remix and the first African Art Fair, held in Johannesburg in 2008.
Special exhibitions of contemporary African art are planned for four SCAD galleries and the Artistsí Panel, Session VI of the symposium on February 27th, will include among others Youssef Nabil, Thomas Barry, Cedric Nunn, and Penny Siopis.
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