Exhibit Opening Night
SEP 19 // 6 PM – 9 PM // POWER PLANT GALLERY
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.
Lunchtime Artist Tour
SEP 20 // 12 PM – 1:30 PM // POWER PLANT GALLERY
Lunchtime tour of the art and informal discussion with Visionary Aponte artists José Bedia, Nina Angela Mercer, Marielle Plaisir, and Jean-Marcel St. Jacques, as well as co-curators Ada Ferrer and Édouard Duval-Carrié with Laurent Dubois. Light lunch served.
Ruby Fridays: Art Talk With Édouard Duval-Carrié
SEP 21 // 12 PM // RUBY LOUNGE
Casual art talk and free lunch with Haitian sculptor and painter Édouard Duval-Carrié, co-curator of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom. He will collaborate with local and visiting artists during his residency at the Ruby.
SEP 23 // 7 PM // RUBY THEATHER
***** RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 12 *****
Public screening of three short films in anticipation of the opening of the Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery. Films include Invocation for José Antonio Aponte: Lámina 26, directed by Nina Angela Mercer and Toshi Sakai (2017), 8 minutes; Black Star: Rebirth Is Necessary, directed by Jenn Nkiru (2017), 11 minutes; and The Last Angel of History, directed by John Akomfrah (1996), 45 minutes.
FSP@PPG: Incarceration and the Future of Black Freedom
OCT 04 // 12 PM – 1:15 PM // POWER PLANT GALLERY
Lunchtime panel discussion with local artists, activists, and scholars. Panelists include Omisade Burney-Scott, Lynden Harris, Duke Law’s Theresa Newman, Tarish Pipkins, and Sherrill Roland. Light lunch served.
Ruby Fridays: Art Talk With Tessa Mars
OCT 12 // 12 PM // RUBY LOUNGE
Casual art talk and free lunch with Haitian visual artist Tessa Mars. Mars makes her first significant visit to the United States as part of the Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom exhibit and event series.
Aural Futures: Screen/Society
OCT 25 // 7 PM // FULL FRAME THEATER
Public screening of The Model: Oshun and the Dream, Chapter 1 & 2, directed by Kahlil Joseph (2010), 7:57 minutes each; You and I and You, directed by Terence Nance (2015), 7:51 minutes; and Dirty Computer, directed by Janelle Monáe, Andrew Donoho, and Chuck Lightning (2018), 48:37 minutes.
NOV 16 // 6 PM – 9 PM // POWER PLANT GALLERY
Join us for one last celebration of the Visionary Aponte exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery. The evening will feature a dance performance by Yanique Hume with Maya Berry and her students and the public reveal of new artwork by artists-in-residence Édouard Duval-Carrié and Tessa Mars.
Final Day of the Exhibit
NOV 17 // OPEN 11 AM – 6 PM // POWER PLANT GALLERY
EXTRA EXHIBIT DAY
Bonus Day at the Gallery!
NOV 18 // OPEN 1 PM – 5 PM // POWER PLANT GALLERY
The Power Plant Gallery will be offering a bonus day to view the Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom exhibit. As part of the Durham Art Walk and Holiday Market, the gallery will be open Sunday, November 18th, from 1 – 5 pm. This will be the last, last chance to catch Visionary Aponte before we begin the deinstall.
Related Events in the Community
EXHIBITION AT SECCA, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Featuring the work of 19 Cuban artists both inside the island and the diaspora, this exhibition showcases well-known and emerging painters, sculptors, photographers, videographers, and multimedia and performance artists. Read more →
ON VIEW UNTIL NOV 4 // SECCA
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SEP 9 // 7 PM // SECCA
TALK AT SECCA, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
José Bedia and Alejandro Figueredo, both featured in the exhibition Cubans: Post Truth, Pleasure, and Pain, will have an informal conversation about their work in the exhibition and their artist practice. Read more →
SEP 20 // 6 PM – 7:30 PM // SECCA
Features 6 short films from emerging filmmakers who are developing the art form. Films include A Love Letter to the Ancestors from Chicago (Ytasha L. Womack), Decadent Asylum (Amir George), When the Sun and Moon (Gabby Tesfaye), Summer Before Spring Ends (Terence Price), Optimum Continuum (Amir George), and Remnants of A Room (Vonnie Quest). A brief discussion with Vonnie Quest will follow. Read more →
SEP 20 // 6 PM – 8 PM // HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER
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SEP 20 – 22 // WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Maya Berry (Department of African, African-American and Diaspora Studies at UNC) participates in the Institute for the Study of the Americas’ “On the Matter of Race and Race Relations in Cuba” speaker series. Read more →
SEP 24 // 5:30 PM // CHAPEL HILL, NC
PANEL DISCUSSION AT SECCA, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Panel discussion with writer Cristina Garcia (Dreaming in Cuban, Monkey Hunting), renowned Cuban photographer Geandy Pavón, and professors Orlando Justo (BMCC/CUNY) and Linda S. Howe (Wake Forest). Read more →
OCT 25 // 6 PM – 8 PM // SECCA
Historian Devyn Spence Benson (Davidson College) participates in the Institute for the Study of the Americas’ “On the Matter of Race and Race Relations in Cuba” speaker series. Read more →