Mapping the Legacy of the Marvelous @ Yale Union, Portland [13 July]

Mapping the Legacy of the Marvelous


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13
July
17:00 - 19:00

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Yale Union
800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
In collaboration with the Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies at PNCA, home school is ecstatic to host Alexandria Eregbu! Join us on 7/13 at Yale Union, 5pm for her talk, Mapping the Legacy of the Marvelous: Uses of the AfroSurreal from West Africa and Across the Atlantic! Snacks and refreshments will be available. The talk will be livestreamed and archived for distance learning.

Fundamentally motivated by philosophical and artistic contributions rooted in the African diaspora, Mapping the Legacy of the Marvelous: Uses of the AfroSurreal from West Africa and Across the Atlantic examines the role that visual language and Surrealist discourse have influenced Alexandria’s practice.

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Alexandria Eregbu is a visual artist and independent curator. At her core, Alexandria is most passionate about re-imagining 21st century possibilities for creative practice through service and support structures that promote sustainability and accessibility for artists and communities engaging the arts. As an artist, her practice has illuminated pathways globally, nationally, and throughout the Midwest. She has held fellowships with ACRE (Steuben, WI); HATCH Projects, Stony Island Arts Bank, (Chicago, IL); The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Iowa City, IA), Independent Curators International (New Orleans, New York City, Martinique); and The Camargo Foundation/3Arts Residency (France). Among her curatorial projects includes du monde noir, an artistically run collective which seeks to identify contemporary evidences of Surrealist activity produced by visual artists and writers of the African diaspora in the U.S. and abroad. Forthcoming projects include Oh, Heavenly Father, Mother Ocean, and Cosmic Seed…! her solo show at Ditch Projects in Eugene, OR.
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