“Breaking Free? Anna May Wong in London” at ACRAH/CAA2023

Anna May Wong in Chu Chin Chow (1934)

I will be presenting “Breaking Free? Anna May Wong in London” at the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH) session at the 2023 College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference. The talk is part of a session titled, “Harlem-on-Thames: NY/LON, 1919-1939.” The panel explores the global impact of the Harlem vogue on London, considering the movement and exchanges amongst Black and British persons along this transatlantic axis during the interwar period.

The other talks are “Unruly Desires, Unruly Geographies: Mapping Black and Queer Interwar London,” by Idroma Montgomery, Birkbeck, University of London; “The Unnnamed James Van Der Zee: Londoner’s Cecil Beaton’s Encounter with a Harlem Photographer,” by Emilie Boone, NYU; and “Modernist Clarence “Buddy” Bradley: NY/LON,” by Jacqueline Francis, California College of the Arts.

The panel is February 16th, 2023 at 9:00am. The session will be held virtually on Zoom. https://caa.confex.com/caa/2023/meetingapp.cgi/Session/10984

Register for CAA: https://www.collegeart.org/programs/conference/conference2023/registration


Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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