OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART
Jean-Michel Basquiat, King Zulu, 1986
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
's exhibit Basquiat on the Bayou
has been one of the most celebrated
shows of P3: Notes for Now
, and beginning next Thursday, a conference inspired by the artist will take place over two days.
On Thursday, Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 12, more than two dozen panelists will discuss the significance of Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American Art and Philosophy
by the celebrated art historian Robert Farris Thompson. The book, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, influenced the late Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose work is rife with Afro-Carribean allegory and allusions to the American South, and its themes have seeped into both academic and popular discourse on the subject of African and Afro-American art. Thompson himself will be a keynote speaker on Friday.
The conference is being curated by C. Daniel Dawson of Columbia University and will include comments from Franklin Sirmans, artistic director of Prospect 3, William Andrews, executive director of the Ogden and Brooke Davis Anderson, executive director of Prospect 3.
The event will run from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. both days and is free and open to the public with registration. You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here
for a full schedule of events and details on the panelists.