Wednesday, August 16, 2006



An exploration of Black and multi-heritage representation in historic art, literature, religion, science, architecture and the MEDIA. Following in the wake of acclaimed works as “About the Caribbean”, “Nubian Saints of Christianity” "TAMERIKA:EL" and “Kush Reclaimed”, it forms part of ongoing research conducted by this writer over a thirty year period in Afnka, Europe and the Caribbean.
Black socio-cultural values and scientific achievements were enthusiastically embraced before discovery of the New World. Blacks were at one time revered as emblematic of innocence and nobility. However, over time, Black representation mutated as a direct consequence of perceived variance in RE-LI(E)GION.
Monuments were demolished, statues disfigured, prized artefacts and textual evidence systematically destroyed in an attempt to erase truth. Some of what survives today is hidden in vaults of museums, private collections and libraries.

Black iconography remains (in)visible with a calculable amount of influence in modern day and historic architecture. While, abundant references to the Black thrive on national flags, emblems, coats of arms, paintings, illustrations, post cards, in scientific symbolism and as affectionate titles for public spaces.

Speaker: Roi Ankhkara Kwabena
Venue: London UK


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