COVID-19 UPDATE

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

The Contemporary Arts Center is Closed Until April 4 | The museum is closed and all programs, events and tours have been cancelled.

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Confinement Symposium: Day Two

Sunday, March 01, 2020, 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Confinement Symposium: Day Two
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Pairing #2
Shielding and Confinement: An aesthetic of Intimacy
Mati Diop’s 2019 Atlantics and Myriam Mihindou’s photographic and performative works discussed with Erynn Masi de Casanova
Moderator: Valentine Umansky

PROGRAM

11 AM–12:40 PM
Screening: Atlantics
Atlantics (104’) story is set in a suburb of Dakar that lies along the ocean’s coast, where a futuristiclooking tower is about to be officially opened. The construction workers have not been paid for months. One night, the workers decide to leave the country by sea, in search of a brighter future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada. However, Ada is betrothed to another man. Days later, a fire ruins Ada's wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. In 2019, when the film was screened in Cannes, Mati Diop became the first black female director to win the Grand Prix at the Film Festival

Myriam Mihindou, whose photographic works are part of Confinement, grew up in Gabon with a French mother and a Gabonese father, before going into exile in France in the late 1980s. Suffering from aphasia, a disorder of spoken and written language, she was encouraged to direct her plastic exploration in nature through ritualized actions with organic materials (earth, water, sun, paraffin, kaolin and tea). Her experience of traveling in many countries including from Gabon to Reunion Island and Egypt, her works was nourished by these geographical and cultural encounters. Highly autobiographical, her creative processes probes memory, identity, the social, political and spiritual

Eryn Masi de Casanova is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of Making Up the Difference and Buttoned Up. With Afshan Jafar, she co-edited the books Bodies without Borders and Global Beauty, Local Bodies.

12:40–1:30 PM
Conversation and Mihindou slide projection

1:30–2:30 PM
Lunch Break

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Pairing #3

A Space of In-Between: Filming and Photographing the Edgeland
Samir Ramdani’s 2014 Black Diamond will be screened along with Geneviève Dulude-De Celles’s Une Colonie and both will be discussed with the filmmaker and Alison Levine, Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, Professor of French at the University of Virginia
Moderator: Michael Gott

PROGRAM

2:30–2:40 PM
Introduction to the panel by Michael Gott

2:40–4:25 PM
Screening: A Colony
Geneviève Dulude-De Celle’s A Colony (102’) sees an insecure Canadian teen caught between social conformity and her own uniqueness

4:25–4:40 PM
Break

4:40–5:20 PM
Screening: Black Diamond
Ramdani’s Black Diamond (41’) is the story of Kevin, a young man from South Central, a workingclass neighborhood, in Los Angeles. Kevin has two problems: on one hand he’s deeply affected by art, and on the other, he “has a rapper in his head.”

5:20–6:30 PM
Conversation

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