Saturday, 23 May 2015

Blackamoors in Florence

  Article  here on the NYU conference and exhibitions in Florence last weekend prompted by the collection of antique blackamoor figures at the Villa Pietra, NYU's Italian campus.

Here is one of them: 

It was an exciting event, packed with scholarship, literature, music and art and attended by hundreds of delegates.  Full details

All the papers were livestreamed and recorded so in theory available to hear,  but the sessions were so numerous that it is best to consult the program first.

The RE-SIGNIFICATIONS exhibits - contemporary artists' responses to historic representations - are on three sites through June and July.   These too were so packed with artworks and people that it was hard to capture any useful views, but these give a glimpse:


On the weekend of 28-31 May is a large-scale scholarly gathering
organised by NYU in Florence Italy and including a vast range of papers on  literally hundreds of topics.  Rather too many to cover in a blog, but among the attractions is an exhibition 
that will be on view all summer at the Museo Bardini, Villa la Pietra and  Fondazione Biagiotti Progetto Arte,
SEE  here    

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