Arts Politics Community to Participate in Black Portraitures Conference

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

Artistic white-lined collage silhouette of a bullet shape or ship shape composed of jail cell bars, barcode, and figures of people arranged in a stacked formation over a blue background.

Image by Terry Boddie

Arts Politics professors and alumni will be participating in the upcoming conference Black Portraiture[s] V: Memory and the Archive Past. Present. Future.

As part of the October 17th conference events, Professor Grace Ali will be moderating the panel "Contemporary Art - Caribbean and South America" and Elyn Toscano will be moderating "Portraiture: Painting, Watercolor, Prints". Additionally, 2009 alum Liz Andrews will participate in the "Iconicity, Icons" panel.

Our Arts Politics community will be participating in this conference that explores the making of visual archives, the narratives they tell, and the parameters that define them as objects of study. As visual collections, photographic archives present specific concerns - especially as digital technologies change the way knowledge is classified, stored, retrieved and disseminated.