Thursday, August 18, 2005
Finding Black Art Everywhere: The Diasporic Curator
Samuel Fosso, (Zentral-Afrika) Le Chef, 2003.
The great cathedral of contemporary art, the Tate Modern, has brought together four of the hardest working Black people in the global art scene. Chaired by David A Bailey. Three Perspectives: Curating in the Black Diaspora, was a discussion in June 2005 that brought together three curators who have made massive contributions to changing the ways that the art of the black diaspora is seen and shown: Hamza Walker, Director of Education since 1994 at The University of Chicago's The Renaissance Society; Thelma Golden with her landmark show Black Male and work at the Studio Museum In Harlem; Simon Njami with the establishment of the publishing institution Revue Noire, and recently with Africa Remix. They discuss the history of recent exhibition and the issues faced by the diasporic curator today. Get ready to have your dome rocked with knowledge, because this is five hours of a historic black art geek-out. Thanks Tate.