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Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art Book Launch: African Diaspora Art History

18 March 2025, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

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Join the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art and editor Eddie Chambers for the launch of The Routledge Companion to African Diaspora Art History.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art

Location

IAS Forum
G17, ground floor, South Wing
UCL, Gower St, London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

The Routledge Companion to African Diaspora Art History is an authoritative companion that is global in scope, recognising the presence of African Diaspora artists across the world. It is a bold and broad reframing of this neglected branch of art history, challenging dominant presumptions about the field. Diaspora pertains to the global scattering or dispersal of, in this instance, African peoples, as well as their patterns of movement from the mid twentieth century onwards. Chapters in this book emphasise the importance of cross-fertilisation, interconnectedness, and intersectionality in the framing of African Diaspora art history. The book stresses the complexities of artists born within, or living and working within, the African continent, alongside the complexities of Africa-born artists who have migrated to other parts of the world. The group of international contributors emphasises and accentuates the interplay between, for example, Caribbean art and African Diaspora art, or Latin American art and African Diaspora art, or Black British art and African Diaspora art. The book will be of interest to scholars and students working in art history, the various branches of African studies, African American studies, African Diaspora studies, Caribbean studies, and Latin American studies.

Eddie Chambers, the editor of the book, and Osei Bonsu from Tate will be in conversation with Tamar Garb