Black Portraiture[s] III launches in Johannesburg
Third Black Portraiture[s] III and first in South Africa took place last weekend at Turbine Hall in Johannesburg.
A collaborative project between New York University, Harvard University, Wits University and the Goodman Gallery, Black Portraiture[s] III started at Turbine Hall in Johannesburg on Thursday morning.
The conference sees the coming together of artists, scholars, writers, activists, art institutions and culture practitioners from the US, Africa and the African diaspora in South Africa to dialogue, exhibit films and engage with an academic prognosis of where Universal Blackness is today.
Last night, the Goodman Gallery launched In Context: Africans in America, an exhibition jointly curated by United States artist Hank Willis Thomas and Goodman Gallery director Liza Essers, which features the work of artists from around the world including Wangechi Mutu, Kehinde Wiley, Ghader Amer, Sanford Biggers, Theaster Gates, Tabita Rezaire, Carrie Mae Weems and Mikhael Subotzky.
The exhibition is on until December 17. A review of the exhibition will be published in the M&G’s Friday on November 25.
Black Portraitures ends on Saturday November 19. For the full programme, visit //www.blackportraitures.info/