Arturo Lindsay is an artist who conducts ethnographic research on African spiritual and aesthetic retentions, rediscoveries and re-inventions in America. Lindsay’s employs an experimental hybrid method consisting of elements of phenomenology, participant observation and the Ecker-Kaelin Taxonomy for Aesthetic Inquiry.
Dr. Lindsay is available for public lectures and workshops. Below please find a selection of abstracts for his lectures. Contact for more information.
"Artist Journey on the Congo Coast of Panama"
Artist Journey on the Congo Coast of Panama is a slide-lecture that begins with a deconstruction of the iconography, signs and symbols of Congo culture and culminates with a discussion of the power of art and artists in preserving culture.
"The Evolution of an Artist as a Cultural Diplomat"
The Evolution of an Artist as a Cultural Diplomat begins with a discussion of my art and cultural diplomacy work in Portobelo, Panama and culminates with my work in Cairo, Egypt.
"Dancing Aché with the Orishas in My Life and in My Art"
Dancing Aché with the Orishas in My Life and in My Art is a slide-lecture that begins with a discussion of the aesthetics of Santería and culminates with the ways in which the aché of the Yoruba orishas have impacted my life and my work.
"Investigating Aché as an Aesthetic Criterion"
Investigating Aché as an Aesthetic Criterion is a slide-lecture that outlines the project as a workshop module for a course or, as a stand - alone seminar for educators, artists, scholars, critics and art historians interested in art and aesthetics.
"Erasing Erasure and other ways of seeinG"
Erasing Erasure and other ways of seeing begins with an examination of a body of work that attempts to return the dignity of enslaved children who had names, families and distinct lives. The lecture culminates with a new body of work focused on black youth that are now being “erased” off the streets of our nation, the favelas of Brazil, the slums of the Caribbean and the rainforests and shantytowns of Africa.