Slave ship image helped end slavery, new book showsCheryl Finley - In her new book, “Committed to Memory: the Art of the Slave Ship Icon,” art historian Cheryl Finley provides the first in-depth look at the influence of the 18th-century slave ship schematic and how it became an enduring symbol of black resistance, identity and remembrance.
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Associate Professor Cheryl Finley will give a keynote address at Curatorial Care Humanising Practices conference convened by Autograph APB (London) and the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Center (VIAD) at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa next Wednesday.
The program may be downloaded here https://www.viad.co.za/re-fashioning-masculinities-2/
Professor Kaja McGowan led a class of ten undergraduates on an intensive Cambodian experience for a study abroad course over winter break - 'Performing Angkor: Dance, Silk and Stone.' Students investigated the history and contemporary practice of performing and visual arts in Cambodia. From objects in the cases of the National Museum, to the massive relief of the Churning of the Sea of Milk at Angkor, to the exquisite movements of dancers in the Natyarasa Company, students pursued material and ephemeral trails to think about resonances and ruptures of past in present.