Please join us for a Zoom discussion on Sat, May 28th, 10am-3:30pm EST for Art & the Black Muslim Image.
A Zoom discussion on the essays from
“Black Muslim Portraiture in the Modern Atlantic”
The Muslim World Journal - Special Issue (Summer 2020)
These conversations focus on five Black art figures of Muslim heritage: (1) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (2) Yarrow Mamout (3) Joseph Cinqué (4) Omar Ibn Sayyid and (5) The Bashi-Bazouk. They offer various interpretations, and this is precisely the reason this discussion is so vital. Then there’s the fact that these images are all men and Black, forcing us to question the male bias and racial assumptions in modern visual culture.