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Gallery Talk with Renée Stout

VISIONARY APONTE: ART & BLACK FREEDOM
October 19th, 2018
5:00 PM

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Banner image credit: RENÉE STOUT // Book of Paintings, folio, 2017, acrylic on wood panel, 22 x 15 inches. (courtesy of the artist; photograph by Yolanda Navas)

VISIONARY APONTE: Art & Black Freedom

 

Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom takes as its point of departure an extraordinary — and now lost — historical artifact: a “Book of Paintings” created by José Antonio Aponte.

Aponte was a free black carpenter, artist, and former soldier who was also the leader of an ambitious antislavery movement in Cuba during the Age of Revolution. During his trial, Aponte was forced to provide testimony describing each of the pictures in his book, which portrayed a wide array of subjects, from Biblical scenes to landscapes to episodes in the history of Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Using those descriptions, contemporary artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, video, mixed media, and textile have reimagined Aponte’s book for our present and future. Visit aponte.dukefsp.org to learn more.

 

View the Full Schedule of Events at aponte.dukefsp.org

 

ARTIST TALK

Gallery Talk with Renée Stout

Public reception and gallery talk with Visionary Aponte artist Renée Stout. Talk begins at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments served.

OCT 19 // 5 PM - 8 PM // POWER PLANT GALLERY

Organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics in collaboration with the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts.

 

Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom is 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. The accompanying events have been made possible with support from the following campus and community partners: the Center for Documentary Studies, the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts, The Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts — Duke Arts, Arts of the Moving Image, Screen/Society, the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Dance Program, and Afro+ProjectionLAB.