Joyce J. Scott, Nuanced Veil, 2016-2017, pearls, thread, wire, 88,9 x 133,3 cm, Toledo Museum of Art, © Goya Contemporary Gallery and the Estate of Joyce J. Scott.
“The Origin of Others. Rewriting Art History in the Americas, 19th Century – Today”, organized in partnership with the Clark Art Institute, is a multifaceted three-year research project focusing on Black and Indigenous women artists in three broad geographical zones: Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The program title references the series of essays by the author Toni Morrison, published in 2017.
Looking to bridge the gap created by sexism, racism, and geographical discrimination, the project opens discussion around what it means to “achieve institutional visibility” and how writing the history of Black and Indigenous women artists in the Americas might challenge existing academic boundaries in art history. Central questions include: What are the complexities of being a Black or Indigenous woman artist across these geographies? What different fundamental societal impediments do these artists face? How can we learn from the past to produce new narratives?
See biographies published as part of this programme
AWARE Project Coordinator : Louise Thurin
Curator and Professor of Latin American Art, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Founding Director, Center for Race and Culture, and Emeritus Dean of Graduate Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, USA
Chief Curator, National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica
Professor of Art History, Université des Antilles, Martinique, France
Performance historian, Associate professor of African American Studies, of English, and of Gender Studies, UCLA, USA
Curator and Professor of Art History, Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Researcher, writer and curator