Kongo-Atlantic Dialogues

The 2014 Gwendolen M. Carter Conference, “Kongo-Atlantic Dialogues” will be held this coming Friday and Saturday, February 21-22 at the Harn Museum, in connection with the Harn’s superb Kongo Across the Waters exhibit.  The conference includes distinguished international scholars in a range of disciplines as well a number of artists.

The full program for Carter Conference on “Kongo-Atlantic Dialogues” is available (Acrobat pdf) at http://www.harn.ufl.edu/kongoacrossthewaters/conference/kongoconference.pdf

A pre-conference talk will be given at the Harn by Professor Bogumil Jewsiewicki on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 20, at 3:30Freddy Tsimba’s aesthetics of caring: cultural memory, local realities, global concerns”

Bogumil Jewsiewicki, Université Laval, Québec

Prof. Bogumil Jewsiewicki is Professor of History at Université Laval, Québec, Canada.  He taught at Congolese universities from 1968 to 1976, and from 1977 at Laval University in Québec, Canada. He has published extensively on the cultural history of 20th century Congo, especially on visual culture, and curated exhibitions on Congolese popular urban painting and on photography. His most recent paper is “ A Century of Painting in the Congo: Image, Memory, Experience, and Knowledge” in A Companion to Modern African Art, ed. Gitti Salami & Monica Blackmun Visona, New York, John Willey and Sons, 2013.

Prof. Jewsiewicki’s lecture will be held at the Harn Museum Auditorium from 3;30-5:00, Thursday, February 20.

Both events are open to the public, and we hope you can make it to the talk and the conference.

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