Duke will host several artist residencies across the Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom exhibit.

The residencies will culminate in an unveiling of new works and discussions about how they relate to Aponte’s book and to the exhibit.

 

Images below © Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Artist-in-Residence: Yanique Hume

Yanique Hume

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SEPTEMBER 12 – 22, 2018

at the FORUM FOR SCHOLARS AND PUBLICS

Dancer, choreographer, and scholar Dr. Yanique Hume of the University of the West Indies will visit Duke University for a brief residency September 12 – 22, 2018, hosted by the Forum for Scholars and Publics. During her visit, she will collaborate with Andrea E. Woods Valdés, faculty in the Duke Dance Program, and Maya J. Berry, faculty in the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Their collaborations will include dance workshops in classes at Duke and UNC-CH, independent community dance workshops, and participation in the development of the opening event for the exhibit Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, which will take place on September 19th.

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Image below left © Nathan Valentine; below right © Édouard Duval-Carrié and Pan American Art Projects, Miami.

Atist-in-Residence: Edouard Duval-Carrié

Édouard Duval-Carrié

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE SEPTEMBER 15 – NOVEMBER 15, 2018

at the RUBENSTEIN ARTS CENTER

In his work, Édouard Duval-Carrié portrays a “Marvelous Reality,” as defined by Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier in the prologue for his book, The Kingdom of this World, a story about Haiti that strongly influenced him. As a result, he enfolds into his art the fantastic world of his country — by rendering its illustrious myths and legends — in ways that clearly critique the prevailing social and political order within Haitian society.

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Below left, detail, We Are Here II: Dieunie Taking Root, 2016; below right, detail, Rèv libète, rèv lanmò II, 2016.

In Residence: Tessa Mars

Tessa Mars

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE OCTOBER 1 – 16, 2018

at the RUBENSTEIN ARTS CENTER

Tessa Mars is a Haitian visual artist living and working in Port-au-Prince. She completed her bachelor in Visual Arts in France at Rennes 2 University in 2006. From 2006 to 2013, she worked as a cultural projects coordinator at Fondation AfricAméricA. Since 2013, she has been solely focused on developing her career as an artist. Her work has been exhibited in Haïti, Canada, France, Italy, and the United States.

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Below: detail, Portal for Aponte, 2017 © Hoang Nguyen, MFAEDA20G; portrait © Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Jean-Marcel St. Jacques

Jean-Marcel St. Jacques

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE NOVEMBER 2 – 7, 2018

at the RUBENSTEIN ARTS CENTER

During his residency at Duke University, New Orleans artist Jean-Marcel St. Jacques will involve students and members of the community in the fabrication of this year’s Black Masking Indian Suit for Mardi Gras. St. Jacques is well known for his remarkable “wooden quilts,” one of which is on display in the Visionary Aponte exhibit currently at the Power Plant Gallery. While in residency at the Rubenstein Art Center, he will teach collaborators interested in working alongside him on the sewing of the suit about his techniques and the Black Masking Indian tradition.

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Visionary Aponte is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer in collaboration with Laurent Dubois for the Power Plant Gallery edition. The exhibit is based on a digital humanities project called Digital Aponte. The exhibition at the Power Plant Gallery is also supported by The Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts—Duke Arts. The Power Plant Gallery is an initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.