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Conference: “Art and the Black Muslim Image” (Virtual)
May 28, 2022 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
A Zoom discussion on the essays from “Black Muslim Portraiture in the Modern Atlantic”, The Muslim World Journal – Special Issue.
These conversations focus on five Black art figures of Muslim heritage: (1) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (2) Yarrow Mamout, (3) Joseph Cinqué (4) Omar Ibn Sayyid and (5) The Bashi-Bazouk. They offer various interpretations, but this is precisely the reason this conversation is so vital. Then there’s the fact that these images are all of men and Black people, allowing us to question the male bias and racial assumptions in modern visual culture.
For the conference schedule and registration, visit here: https://duke.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdOysrT4rHtQIvest7JL8EH7uVIJoGNQL
Sponsored by The Muslim World Journal and Duke Islamic Studies Center.