EXHIBIT OPENING

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.
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GALLERY TALK

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.
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GATHERING

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.
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FILM SCREENING

Screening: Afro-Futurism

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.
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PANEL DISCUSSION

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.
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FILM SCREENING

Aural Futures: Screen/Society

OCT 11 // 7 PM // RUBY FILM THEATER

Public screening of the music video “Best,” Petite Noir (2015), 4 minutes, and AfroPunk, directed by James Spooner (2003), 66 minutes.
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GATHERING

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.
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FILM SCREENING

Aural Futures: Screen/Society

OCT 18 // 7 PM // RUBY FILM THEATER

Public screening of the music video “Djula Dance,” Ibaaku (2016), 3:19 minutes, and Future Sound of Mzansi, produced by Spoek Mathambo (2014), 76 minutes.
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ARTIST TALK

Gallery Talk with Renée Stout

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

Public reception and gallery talk with Visionary Aponte artist Renée Stout. Talk will run from 6 pm – 7 pm. Light refreshments served.
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FILM SCREENING

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.
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PANEL DISCUSSION

Aural Futures and Afrofuturism

OCT 26 // 12 PM – 1:15 PM // FORUM FOR SCHOLARS AND PUBLICS

Panel discussion with Durham activist, scholar, and entrepreneur Pierce Freelon and artist, activist, and Afrofuturist Ingrid LaFleur. Light lunch served.
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FILM SCREENING

Aural Futures: Screen/Society

OCT 26 // 7 PM // FULL FRAME THEATER

Special presentation of a work-in-progress: God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines, directed by Kristian R. Hill (2016), 78 minutes. Followed by a 20-minute Q&A with artist, activist, and Afrofuturist Ingrid LaFleur.
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EXHIBIT CLOSE

Closing Celebration

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.
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EXHIBIT CLOSE

Final Day of the Exhibit

NOV 17 // OPEN 11 AM – 6 PM // POWER PLANT GALLERY

Saturday, November 17, 2018, is the final day to catch the Visionary Aponte exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery.
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