Prof. Curlee R. Holton with Artist and Scholar Jane Taylor in Conversation: What is Africanness?

By Editorial Team on April 26, 2021
Courtesy of the David C. Driskell Center.
Event: Saturday, May 1 at 12pm ET

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 12pm EDT, Professor Curlee R. Holton will speak with artist and scholar Jane Taylor at a Zoom event hosted by the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA). The event will center the question: What about Africanness? You can register to attend here.

What about Africanness? is hosted by IDSVA in affiliation with The David Driskell Center; The African Center for the Study of the United States, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA; and University of Pretoria, Department of Art, Pretoria, SA.

Professor Holton will be joined by Jane Taylor, and IDSVA David Driskell Fellow, Yon Tande, will serve as moderator.

Jane Taylor is known throughout the world for her performance work, both as a theorist and practitioner. Her work in puppetry, especially her theatre collaborations with William Kentridge, has been a matter of international interest and critical acclaim for many years. Jane is Andrew Mellon Chair of Aesthetic Theory, Centre for Humanities Research, University of Western Cape, SA.

Prof. Curlee R. Holton is an internationally recognized artist and master printmaker. He was David Driskell’s long-time collaborator and master printmaker and has, for the past several years, served as the Director and Artist in Residence at the David C. Driskell Center.

IDSVA David Driskell Fellow and IDSVA PhD ’20 Yon Tande is a dance and performance artist. He is Assistant Professor and African Diaspora Dance Coordinator, Temple University, US.