Professor Edward Sullivan to Speak at Symposium: Art, Race, and Fluidity in Dominican Republic and Haiti

24 Mar

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2:30-8:00 pm

Art, Race, and Fluidity in Dominican Republic and Haiti

Martin E. Segal Theatre

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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.

Speakers include:
Edward J. Sullivan
Charo Oquet
Edouard Duval-Carrié
Herman Bennett
Diógenes Abreu
Jean-Marie Thédoat
Judy Sund
Scherezade Garcia
Tashima Thomas
Vladimir Cybil Charlier

The symposium is convened by Abigail Lapin, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, CUNY GraduateCenter.

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.

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