AAP will be hosting our next Public Dialogue “Peace and its Reflection in African Art”, Wednesday, April 27th at 8:00am- 9:30am EDT. This dialogue session will be co-hosted by AAP consortium member -Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako. Art is a reflection, a mental representation of an object, an idea, or a concept whether it be abstract or concrete. Therefore, when we pass any judgment on a work of art based on the image or the idea that we have of this object and outside of its historical, geographical, social, or ethnic context, it is likely that this will be a subjective judgment and often based on prejudices. Unfortunately, contemporary artistic production on the African continent is often focused on and reflects fixed concepts and structures "imposed" by the West. It no longer responds to the aesthetic concerns of the populations who, in principle, should generate it. This panel will bring together specialists focused on art and peace within Africa. This subject is especially timely given the current context of global upheaval.