Reshaping the Field

Arts of the African Diasporas on Display. Exhibition Histories 13

‘Reshaping the Field: Arts of the African Diasporas on Display’ explores key moments that have created ruptures in how Blackness has been framed through exhibitions, emphasising how Black artists have been viewed and African diasporic art histories have been shaped.

The publication expands the field of exhibition histories through a selection of pioneering exhibitions that have shaped the domain of Black art today.

Addressing the seemingly never-ending tension between art as universal versus identity specific, this publication demonstrates that the question of Black identity in art and exhibition-making is inherently historically and systemically produced.

Published by Afterall in association with Asia Art Archive; the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College; and the Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg.

Published on occasion of the online event ‘Reshaping the field: Arts of the African Diasporas on Display’, 4 -6 Nov, 2021. Organized by Nana Adusei-Poku, Associate Professor and Luma Scholar at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

This title is part of Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series; addressing what happens when art becomes public.

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