Mapping Black Visual Culture

Afriscape Cartography: Mapping Black Visual Culture, An Artist Lecture Series with Duane Deterville at Joyce Gordon Gallery

Duane Deterville, MA, visual artist, writer and scholar is featured in a four-part artist lecture series entitled, “Afriscape Cartography: Mapping Black Visual Culture” at the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland, CA every Saturday, 3:00-5:00 pm for the entire month of January 2010.

The lecture series is an introduction to the Black Aesthetic in Visual Culture (January 9), Drawing Down Ancestors: Defining the Afriscape Through Ground Drawings and Street Altars (January 16), Jazz and Visual Culture (January 23), Afrifuturism and Black Visual Culture (January 30).

The talks are rsvp and each event is $5-10 sliding scale donation. For more info, e-mail

About Duane Deterville:
Duane Deterville is a visual artist, writer and scholar of visual culture. His area of expertise is African and Afridiasporic visual culture. Deterville is co-founder of Sankofa Cultural Institute. He has produced three symposiums on Jazz: “ Jazz the Black Aesthetic” in 2001, “Bird, Bop, Black Art and Beyond” in 2006 and “The Sacred Jazz Symposium” in 2007. He is co-author of the book “Black Artists in Oakland,” Currently, he is a featured columnist for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space Blog. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and Masters in Visual and Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts located in San Francisco California.

This series of presentations entitled “Afriscape Cartography: Mapping Black Visual Culture” will be of interest to creative artists, writers, curators, art collectors and anyone with an interest in new ways of seeing the Black experience. Artists will be interested in Deterville’s presentation of artistic strategies for visual culture. Writers will be interested in this overview of a burgeoning new field of study that can inform their writing practice. Curators will be interested in the manner in which visual culture informs the politics of display in relationship to the Black experience and art collectors will discover new concerns for developing their collections.

Joyce Gordon Gallery,406 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612 510-465-8911,
For more information:

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More