Black Feminism in North and Latin American Art

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Call for Papers
May 31, 2019
Quebec, Canada
Subject Fields: 
Race Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Black History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies

Call for Papers

Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC-AAUC), Hilton Hotel, Québec, QC, Canada, October 24 - 27, 2019
Deadline: May 31, 2019


20. Black Feminism in North and Latin American Art


This session will examine Black North American, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean feminist art; to address the importance of these women in America’s art scene. We will examine how the multiplicity of Afro America’s culture and the dialog with African heritage, North American culture, Latin culture, and transculturalism shaped Art History in a global context. Papers might include topics such as: black art and feminine ritual, art and violence, art and sexuality, black women’s liberation, minorities, the importance of black women artists in widespread cultural identities and politics, and how they contributed to Afrolatinidad, the black movement, and to reshaping America’s art. This session will also examine how race, black consciousness, black diaspora, self-definition, gender, identity, immigration, territories, temporality, postcolonialism, decolonization, geopolitical context, global art, transculturalism, and translocalism are themed within these issues.

Chairs / Président·e·s :

Tatiane de Oliveira Elias | Fernando Scherer

UFSM/Universidade do Porto | Univasf – Brazil/ University of Freiburg - Germany |


Contact Info: 

Tatiane Elias, Art Historian Professor at UFSM, Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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