ReSignifications - Palermo Capital of Culture 2018, Manifesta 12

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New York University Florence, Tisch School of Arts, in collaboration with Palermo Capitale della Cultura 2018/Manifesta 12 Biennial.

ReSignifications: Black Portraitures
A traveling exhibition curated by Awam Amkpa opens on June 17 Palermo, Sicily:‘Palermo Capital of Culture’ and Manifesta12 Biennial are pleased to open ReSignifications on Thursday June 7th at the Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee located in Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa. The exhibition first debuted in 2015 at the historic Villa La Pietra – New York University’s Florence campus and the Museo and Galleria Biagiotto in Florence. Now in its fourth reiteration it will have a public reopening this Sunday, June 17th at 4:30pm to mark the Manifesta 12 festivities and events.

After having traveled to Cooper Gallery at Harvard University and to Havana, Cuba as Significations, the highly-acclaimed multi-media art exhibition curated by Awam Amkpa has now returned to Italy. It is one of MANIFESTA 12’s seventy-one Collateral Events jury selected to run in parallel with the biennial. The show also served as the backdrop for the conference ‘ReSignifications: The Black Mediterranean’. Presented by New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, NYU Florence: La Pietra Dialogues, the NYU Institute of African & African American Research and the University of Palermo, the conference took place from June 6 – 9. It was among a series of international conversations breaking new ground in the fields of African and African Diasporic art, literature, cultural theory, history and political practice. The four-day event concluded with two panel discussions aboard the GNV Atlas boat which sailed the Mediterranean Sea taking participants from Palermo to Naples and back.

Opening June 7 till November 30, 2018

Zona Arti Contemporanee - Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa
Via Paolo Gili 4
Palermo - Sicilia


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