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Visionary Aponte; Art and Black Freedom


prueba - 31 January, 2019

Visionary Aponte; Art and Black Freedom

12/08/2017 to 01/20/2018

212 NE 59th Street. Miami, FL 33137

Little Haiti Cultural Center

Overview

Curated by:
Édouard Duval Carrié, Artistic Director, HCAA and the Global/Borderless Caribbean Series
Tosha Grantham, Coordinating Curator, Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom
Marie Vickles, Curator-in-Residence Little Haiti Cultural Complex
with:
Ada Ferrer, Ph.D., New York University
Linda Rodriguez, Ph.D., New York University
Laurent Dubois, Ph.D., Duke University

Special Program:
Opening Reception: Friday, December 8:
10 a.m.– 12 p.m.: VIP Vernissage & Press Event
12– 2 p.m.: Artist/Curator Roundtable
Saturday, January 13, 2018:
2– 6 p.m. José Antonio Aponte Symposium: After Symposium to a Panel Discussion

December 8, 2017 – January 20, 2018 | Free entry
Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom is a two part exhibition that features historical material and works by fifteen contemporary artists who respond to José Antonio Aponte’s lost Book of Paintings. Aponte, a Cuban freedom fighter, executed in Havana in 1812, was forced to describe each of its pictures during his trial. To spark new awareness of Aponte’s complex life and art, each artist evokes Aponte’s trial testimony in new work – paintings, drawings, sculpture, video, mixed media and textiles – that engages how Aponte’s portrayals of an array of subjects – Biblical scenes, landscapes and episodes in the history of Africa, Europe and the Americas.

This exhibition is made possible by the Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance (Alyans Atizay Ayisyen, Inc.). Founded in 1994 as a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, HCAA is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Afro-Caribbean culture, with a focus on Haiti, for the benefit and enrichment of the local community. It is HCAA’s objective to become a one-stop information, recreation, and research center for Afro-Caribbean history and art enthusiasts that contribute to developing a strong sense of community awareness, individual pride, self-worth, commitment and involvement in the Afro-Caribbean community of Miami. HCAA invites you to join and support our organization so that through our joint endeavors we continue to achieve this objective. The core mission of The Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance (Alyans Atizay Ayisyen, Inc.) is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Afro-Caribbean culture, with a focus on Haiti, for the benefit and enrichment of the local community.

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