Tuesday, 12 April
2:30 to 8:00pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
CUNY Graduate Center
This symposium explores the historical relationship of the Dominican Republic and Haiti and their diasporas, with a particular emphasis on migration, race, and the visual arts. Composed of visual artists, community members, performers, and scholars, the event addresses the past and present relationship of Haiti and the Dominican Republic from an anthropological, literary, and art historical perspective. Scholars and artists will explore the revision of Hispañola’s flawed historical narrative, which constructed Euro-Centric racial hierarchies in the early 20th century in the Dominican Republic.
The symposium will be composed of two panels, an art performance, and a discussion about the performance. The symposium will be followed by a reception in the Art History lounge.
- Edward J. Sullivan
- Charo Oquet
- Edouard Duval-Carrié
- Herman Bennett
- Diógenes Abreu
- Jean-Marie Thédoat
- Judy Sund
- Scherezade Garcia
- Tashima Thomas
- Vladimir Cybil Charlier
Full program & registration details available here.
The symposium is convened by Abigail Lapin, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, CUNY Graduate Center.
Cosponsored by the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC); Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC); the Doctoral Students’ Council; Dominican Studies Group, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Postcolonial Studies Group, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Feminist Studies Group, The Graduate Center, CUNY; and the PhD Program in Art History.
Above adapted from email announcement.
Image credit: Scherezade Garcia, Paisaje Compartido (Shared Landscape), 2012