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Fri, February 19, 2016 to Sat, February 20, 2016

9:00 – 18:00

NYU's School of Law - Vanderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

This two-day event reconstructs a selection of panels from the most recent conference in the series held at Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy.

Black Portraiture[s] II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories, explored the impulses, ideas, and techniques undergirding the production of self-representation and desire, and the exchange of the gaze from the 19th century to the present day in fashion, film, art, and the archives. Thus, the seventh conference will revisit that amazing experience that attracted over 800 attendees – an occasion that brought together artists and scholars from an assortment of disciplines and practices and offered comparative perspectives on the historical and contemporary role played by photography, art, film, literature, and music in referencing the image of the black body in the West.

Conference schedule and information are available here.

Read more about ReSignifications at Villa La Pietra here.