Monday, November 12, 2007

HERE & NOW: African and African American Art & Film Conference, November 15-18, 2007

This four day conference focuses on contemporary art, film and media studies. At this time, pre-registration is closed but you are able to register the days of the conference. Hope to see you there. I will be updating each day of the conference.

Thursday, 15 November 2007, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Cantor Film Center – Room 200

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Registration/Check-in

6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Welcome by Deborah Willis, Manthia Diawara, and Sheril Antonio
Panel: How Do We See Ourselves in Art and Film
Moderator: Sheril Antonio
Panelists: Danny Glover, Manthia Diawara, Zola Maseko,
Jihan El Tahri, Moussa Sene Absa, and Ed Guerrero.
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Film: The Foreigner by Zola Maseko 1997, 17 min.

Friday, 16 November 2007, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: Kimmel Center, 10th Floor, Rosenthal Pavilion

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Registration
Welcome by Romi Crawford and Deborah Willis
9:15 – 11:00 a.m. Panel: Black Artists and American Museums
Moderator: Bridget Cooks.
Panelists: Jonathan Binstock, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Howardena Pindell

11:15 – 1:00 p.m. Panel: Artists and Educators I: Trends in Art
Moderator: Nancy Barton
Panelists: Sandra Jackson Dumont, Sarah Lewis, Myra Greene,
Arturo Lindsay, C. Daniel Dawson

1:00 – 2:00 p.m Lunch Break

Location: Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Theater

2:00 – 3:45 p.m Panel: Word and Image
Moderator: Franklin Sirmans
Panelists: Quincy Troupe, halley k. harrisburg, Carla Williams,
Richard Powell, David C. Driskell

4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Panel: Image and Exchange: Strategies at Home and Abroad
Moderator: Isolde Brielmaier
Panelists: Terry Adkins, Huey Copeland, Naomi Beckwith, Krista Thompson

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Keynote Conversation: Connections and Collaborations
Carrie Mae Weems in conversation with Kori Newkirk
Introduction by Deborah Willis

Location: King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center

11:30 – 5:30 p.m. Registration

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Screening: Langston Hughes: The Dream Keeper, documentary by St. Clair Bourne, 60 min.
Introduction by Clyde Taylor.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Screening: Cuba, An African Odyssey, documentary by Jihan El Tahri, 2007, 120 min.
Introduction by Manthia Diawara with filmmaker.

NEW TIME AND LOCATION: Cantor Film Center, Room 200

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Screening: Juju Factory, fiction by Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda, 2007, 90 min.
Introduction by Yemane Demissie with filmmaker.

Location: Tisch School of the Arts - Riese Family Lounge, lst floor

8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Performance: Music by KAISSA
Welcome by Associate Dean Sheril Antonio, Manthia Diawara, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Danny Glover

Saturday 17 November 2007, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: The Lecture Hall at 19 West 4th Street, Room 101

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Registration

9:30 – 11:15 a.m. Panel:Curators and Critics
Moderator: Kellie Jones.
Panelists: Salah M. Hassan, Alvia Wardlaw, Christine Y. Kim, Trevor Schoonmaker, Cheryl Finley

11:15 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Panel:Contemporary Artists in Conversation
Moderator: Sarah Lewis.
Panelists: Leslie Hewitt, Wangechi Mutu, Hank Willis Thomas, Kehinde Wiley

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Panel:Artists and Educators II: On Particularism
Moderator: Romi Crawford.
Panelists: Whitfield Lovell, Emma Amos, Leslie King-Hammond, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Melvin Edwards

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Panel:The Artist and the Art Market
Moderator: Nancy Lane.
Panelists: June Kelly, Jack Shainman, Charles Guice, Alvin Hall, CCH Pounder

Location: Cantor Film Center – Room 200

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. Screening: Handsworth Songs, documentary by John Akomfrah, 1986, 58 min.
Introduction by Awam Amkpa with filmmaker.

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Screening: The 12 Disciples of Nelson Mandela, documentary by Thomas Allen Harris, 2005, 73 min.
Introduction by Awam Amkpa with filmmaker.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lunch

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Screening: Teranga Blues, fiction by Moussa Sene Absa, 2007, 95min.
Introduction by Clyde Taylor with fimmaker.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Screening: “Homage to Ousmane Sembène” Ousmane Sembène, the Making of African Cinema by Manthia Diawara, 1993, 56 min.
Introduction by Clyde Taylor and Manthia Diawara with filmmaker.

Location: Studio Museum in Harlem

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Exhibition: Kori Newkirk: 1997-2007

Sunday 18 November, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Whitney Museum of American Art

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Exhibition: Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love
Welcome by Margie Weinstein


Location: Institute of African American Affairs

12:00 - 1:30 P.M. Exhibition: Memory and Place

Location: Cantor Film Center - Room 200

2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Panel: Contemporary Filmmakers in Conversation
Moderator: Manthia Diawara.
Panelists: Jacquie Jones, Mahen Bonetti, CCH Pounder and the filmmakers, John Akomfrah,
Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda, Jihan El Tahri, Zola Maseko, Thomas Allen Harris,
Moussa Sene Absa. Clyde Taylor.

4:30 - 4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks by Manthia Diawara.

5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Screening: Drum, fiction by Zola Maseko, 2004, 94 min.
Introduction with Ed Guerrero.

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