Recording of May 2022 Art and the Black Muslim Image Conference


A Zoom discussion on the essays from "Black Muslim Portraiture in the Modern Atlantic", The Muslim World Journal - Special Issue

These conversations focus on five Black art figures of Muslim heritage: (1) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (2) Yarrow Mamout, (3) Joseph Cinqué (4) Omar Ibn Sayyid and (5) The Bashi-Bazouk. They offer various interpretations, but this is precisely the reason this conversation is so vital. Then there's the fact that these images are all of men and Black people, allowing us to question the male bias and racial assumptions in modern visual culture.

OPENING: Salutations / Producing the Special Arts Issue
• Welcome: Ellen McLarney, Duke University
• Zain Abdullah, Temple University
• Timur Yuskaev, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace
• Nicolas Mumejian, Hartford International University for Religion and Peace

PANEL I: Ayuba Sulieman Diallo in the Black Atlantic World (starts at 17:24)
• Moderator: Nicolas Mumejian
• Georgia Haseldine, Curator, East Storehouse at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, UK
• Richard Brent Turner, University of Iowa

PANEL II: Rethinking Yarrow Mamout and Charles Wilson Peale (starts at 1:13:16)
• Moderator: Timur Yuskaev
• James H. Johnson, Author & Independent Scholar
• Carol Eaton Soltis, Philadelphia Museum of Art

PANEL III: Joseph Cinque: Reframing and a Digital Reading (starts at 2:08:07)
• Moderator: Nicolas Mumejian
• Rebecca Hankins, Texas A&M University
• Laura Macaluso, Author, Independent Scholar & Art Historian

PANEL IV: Black Muslim Portraits: The Bashi-Bazouk and Omar Ibn Said (starts at 2:55:01)
• Moderator: Timur Yuskaev
• Mbaye Lo, Duke University
• Zain Abdullah, Temple University