Presented by Art Galleries at Black Studies
From Haitian Voudou flags to surrealist prints and paintings, Lingua Franca outlines how traces of African spiritual cultural retention can be seen in artwork across the Black diaspora. The 17 works of art on display exemplify how each artist explores themes of ancestral connection and mysticism, emphasizing their shared history despite differences in geography. Practices such as Voudou and Obeah act as a lingua franca – or common language—serving as a conduit to discuss themes of the divine, daily-life, colonialism, and histories of the Black Atlantic.
Curated by Natalie Willis, Assistant Curator National Gallery of The Bahamas
Opens: August 28, 2019
Closes: November 30, 2019
To make special arrangements for your course, contact:
Kendyll Gross, Coordinator of Education and Visitor Services
AGBS (The Art Galleries at Black Studies at the University of Texas) is a platform from which to unpack timely social issues through the arts. From exhibitions celebrating contemporary creative expression to displays of archives and material culture, AGBS is the sole on-campus entity dedicated to showcasing narratives of Africa and the African Diaspora. Comprised of two galleries—The Christian-Green Gallery and the Idea Lab—AGBS spaces are premier destinations for anyone who seeks to connect with narratives that affect us all.
Date and Time
The Idea Lab (Gordon-White Building) 210 East 24th St. Austin Texas 78705