The highly anticipated multi-media art exhibition examining and deconstructing the image of the black body through a groundbreaking and unique artistic dialogue, ReSignifications opened May 29 and runs though August 29, 2015 at the historic Villa La Pietra, New York University’s Florence campus, and The Bardini Museum in Florence, Italy. The exhibition draws a remarkable collection of artists from around the world, including Carrie Mae Weems, Fred Wilson, Mickaline Thomas, Zanele Muholi, Omar Diop, Peju Alatise, and Mary Sibande, among many others. Curated by Nigerian playwright, director, filmmaker, scholar and New York University Professor of Drama and Africana studies Awam Amkpa, ReSignifications was inspired by the “Blackamoor” statues within Villa La Pietra’s own art collections, which depict Africans in various states of service and decoration. Since 2012, artists

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