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The Front Room: Diaspora migrant aesthetics in the Home
Home carries multiple cultural, political, social, economic and spiritual meanings in our being and becoming as Black diaspora subjects, this presentation will use visual documentation of The Front Room installations to explore how coloniality, postcolonial modernity, Black women's creativity and selfhood in the domestic interior, class mindedness, the spiritual and secular through music, dance and orality, and the private and the public domains of Black style are embodied through the material culture of the home.

This event is part of our year-long exploration on the theme of "Home, What does it look like now?" How can we reconsider home in the 21st century as we cross states and borders seeking comfort, safety and identity? Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and state sanctioned violence against black bodies, the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) will explore the significant ways black visual narratives respond to the cultural, dynamic political, social, economic as well intimate changes that force us to (re)interrogate previous conceptions of home.

Cosponsored by the 370J Project and the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU; and the Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of Arts, NYU.

Nov 15, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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