1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Fayetteville State University will be the site of the annual conferences of National Alliance of Artists from HBCUs and the National Conference of Artist. The NAAHBCU will convene its 16th Annual National Conference and the National Conference of Artists, established in 1959, has held over 45 national and regional conferences since there founding in Atlanta.
Both organizations are devoted to nurturing young talent and giving established artists a showcase for their works. Equally, important is preparing the next generation of curators and art historians to present and preserve the diverse artistic legacy of visual artists from the African Diaspora. In connection with this joint conference will be two exhibitions—one for established artists from the membership and another for students.
Members of the NAAHBCU will submit original traditional and contemporary visual art works in response to the conference theme — Into the New Millennium: New Media Abstractions and Identity Politics. This exhibition explores the contemporary aesthetic used to examine, interrogate and re-imagine dominate cultural narratives of Black experiences across the Diaspora. New Media Abstraction infuses contemporary elements of the visual arts and other media, such as music and pop culture.Works by students from NAAHBCU member institutions will be on display.
National Alliance of Artists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities Exhibition
Into the New Millennium: New Media Abstractions and Identity Politics
October 1 – November 19