The Sea is History: Art and Black Atlantic Cultures. A Symposium around the work of Frank Bowling | Haus Der Kunst | 20 October
On June 23, 2017, Haus der Kunst opened "Frank Bowling: Mappa Mundi," a comprehensive survey of monumental and mid-sized paintings by the distinguished Guyanese-born, British painter Frank Bowling.
The goal of this symposium, "The Sea is History: Art and Black Atlantic Cultures," is to examine the intersection of the artistic, theoretical, literary, and cultural dimensions of Bowling’s practice. Invited participants, ranging from literary scholars, cultural theorists, and art historians to artists, will bring into sharp focus the ways in which the Black Atlantic continues to inform the production of art today by a new generation of artists. Theorist David Scott here examines questions surrounding the Caribbean as an active site of aesthetic and philosophic imagination.