Visionary Aponte: Opening Night
Exhibit Opening Night
A Part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom
The opening reception for the Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery will include an Afro-Cuban-inspired dance in the exhibit space at approximately 6 pm. Featuring Yanique Hume of UWI Barbados, Duke University’s Andrea Woods Valdés, and UNC’s Maya Berry. Light refreshments served. This event is a part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, a nine-week art exhibit and accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a digital humanities project called Digital Aponte. Find more information online at aponte.dukefsp.org.
Free and open to the public. Organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics in collaboration with the Duke University Dance Program and Calabasa Calabasa: Dancing and Making the Music of Life.
“These conversations might take their cue from Aponte’s story, or the artwork, but they are not limited by either. And certainly they are no less important. Our program of events strives to create many access points, and that means considering how these works might influence our physical bodies, via dance, or walking around the gallery, or via conversations about Black freedom, or films on Afrofuturism.” —Caitlin Margaret Kelly, Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, Forum Online