Symposium: Modernists and Mentors, Indigenous and Colonial Artistic Exchanges

Thursday November 7th, 2013 at the The McCrum Lecture Theater, Cambridge

The symposium 'Modernists and Mentors: Indigenous and Colonial Artistic Exchanges' will focus on the productive but complex relationships and exchanges that took place during the twentieth century between Indigenous and colonized artists and Western artists, mentors and art forms. These exchanges resulted from encounters that took place in many different moments and locations, from small settlements in the Canadian Arctic, the central Australian desert and islands in the Pacific, to art schools in Paris, Dakar, and Khartoum, and large cities in Nigeria or South Africa.

The symposium 'Modernists and Mentors: Indigenous and Colonial Artistic Exchanges' will focus on the productive but complex relationships and exchanges that took place during the twentieth century between Indigenous and colonized artists and Western artists, mentors and art forms. These exchanges resulted from encounters that took place in many different moments and locations, from small settlements in the Canadian Arctic, the central Australian desert and islands in the Pacific, to art schools in Paris, Dakar, and Khartoum, and large cities in Nigeria or South Africa.