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Curating Basquiat


Feb 04 2020


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Curating Basquiat

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Curating Basquiat

A Conversation with Chaédria LaBouvier

Join us for a public talk with Chaédria LaBouvier, curator of the celebrated exhibit, “Basquiat’s Defacement: The Untold Story,” at the Guggenheim, which showcased artworks by Basquiat and others created in response to the police killing of the young artist Michael Stewart. LaBouvier will explore the curation process, Basquiat’s significance, and broader questions in the art world today. Ayanna Legros will be serving as organizer and moderator of the discussion.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Franklin Humanities Institute, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, African and African American Studies, the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity, the Kenan Institute, the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, Humanities Unbounded, and the MicroWorlds Lab at Duke University.


Chaédria LaBouvier

Chaédria LaBouvier is a writer, curator and Basquiat scholar. She was a contributing writer for Elle, and has been published in Refinery 29, New York Magazine, Allure, Vice, and others. She is the first Black curator, first Black woman and the first curator of Cuban descent to organize a show…...

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Ayanna Legros

Ayanna Legros is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at Duke University. Her scholarship engages histories of the Haitian Diaspora in New York City at the latter half of the twentieth century. Bio Jan 2020...

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