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Lingua Franca: Black Spirit Speaks in Common Tongues

From Haitian Voudou flags to surrealist prints and paintings, Lingua Franca outlines how traces of African spiritual cultural retention can be seen in artwork across the Black diaspora. The 17 works of art on display exemplify how each artist explores themes of ancestral connection and mysticism, emphasizing their shared history despite differences in geography. Practices such as Voudou and Obeah act as a lingua franca – or common language—serving as a conduit to discuss themes of the divine, daily-life, colonialism and histories of the Black Atlantic.


Friday, November 29, 2019 at 10:00am to 5:00pm

Gordon White Building (GWB), 2.204, The Idea Lab
210 24TH ST W, Austin, Texas 78705

Event Type

Arts & Humanities


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, Families, General Public






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