Call for Papers
Black Portraiture[s] IV:
The Color of Silence

Please read below for information about the conference and how to submit to the call for papers.


March 15-17, 2018

Havana, Cuba

BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] IV: The Color of Silence

BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] IV: The Color of Silence is the eighth conference in a series of conversations about imaging the black body. We invite artists, activists, and scholars to reflect on the visual expressions of national imaginaries and political ideologies that negate racial differences and render black subjects invisible. Such ideologies are prevalent in Latin America and the Caribbean, where metaphors of mixture (mestizaje or mestiçagem) and racial harmony ignore inequality and discrimination. Similar formulations are to be found elsewhere, however, as in republican France, or among proponents of a post-racial United States, or in references to a South African “rainbow nation”, or in Jamaica’s well-known “out of many, one people” motto. Presenters will engage a range of historical and contemporary topics such as biennales, exhibitions, movements, individual artists and collectives, art markets, politics, tourism, sites of memory, Afrofuturism, fashion, dance, music, film, art, and photography. We invite papers and panel proposals on relevant topics.


The conference will be held Thursday through Saturday, March 15-17, 2018, in Havana, Cuba. As the status of the US/Cuba relations are in flux, more information about travel will be available when the new Administration's policies are enacted. New policies and information will be posted here, as soon as it is available.


Havana, Cuba. March 15-17, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Black Portraiture[s] IV

Havana, Cuba. March 15-17, 2018

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Goodman Gallery

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Hutchins Center for African & African American Research/Harvard University

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