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FOTOFEST BIENNIAL 2020: AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES SYMPOSIUM

A day-long symposium bringing together leading voices from art, music, theory, and writing as part of FOTOFEST BIENNIAL 2020


 

AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES SYMPOSIUM

 

The African Cosmologies symposium brings together leading voices from art, music, theory, and writing for a series of conversations that examine key issues explored by the artists featured in the FotoFest Biennial 2020 central exhibition, African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other curated by Mark Sealy MBE. Each session will be introduced by an invited moderator who will frame the panel discussion for the symposium participants and audience.

This event is free and open to the public.

THE DAY-LONG SYMPOSIUM IS PRESENTED IN TWO SESSIONS:

Racial Time in Art and Music

Panelists: Jamal Cyrus, Christine Eyene, Jamire Williams; Moderator: Emily Areta
Lectures and a conversation that connects racial politics with notions of time in music theory and musicology.

Imaging the Diaspora

Panelists: leo, Legacy Russell; Moderator: Natalie Zelt
A series of talks and a panel discussion focusing on the relationships between photographic praxis, media histories, and transatlantic migration.

AFRICAN COSMOLOGIES SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Brown Auditorium
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas

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Image: detail from Wilfred Ukpong, BC1-ND-FC: By and by, I Will Carry this Burden of Hope, till the Laments of my Newborn is Heard #2, 2017. From the series Blazing Century 1, Niger-Delta/Future-Cosmos, 2011–17. Courtesy of the artist and Blazing Century Studios, Nigeria

 

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