Conversational Panel, Transatlantic Reverberations

Julianna Ribeiro de Silva Bevilacqua, Nomusa Makhubu, Carolina Manoel and Romuald Tchibozo
Moderator: Qanita Lilla

This panel is an opportunity to share the curatorial processes of Agnes around the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Collection of African Art and share the research coming out of Africa and to consider ways to move forward. Using the Atlantic Ocean as the field of engagement, of journeys and of collaboration, Transatlantic Reverberations brings scholars from Africa and the diaspora in conversation. Using the Lang collection as a basis, the panel looks at the shifting context of the meanings of art from Africa. The panelists focus on questions like: What is the current research coming from scholars based in Africa? How does scholarship account for objects that have been displaced and/or lost? What is the afterlife of a collection of African art? What is the human dimension associated with collections of African art? How do African scholars think about objects from Africa outside of Africa?

Part of An Institute for Curatorial Inquiry
In-Person, 14–19 August 2022

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