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Public Art Fund Virtual Talks: Black Atlantic Panel
On June 2, join artists Leilah Babirye, Hugh Hayden, Dozie Kanu, and Kiyan Williams for a virtual conversation about their new works for Black Atlantic with Adjunct Curator Daniel S. Palmer. Their commissions, wide-ranging both materially and conceptually, create an exchange of ideas that proposes an open, multifaceted, and heterogeneous idea of identity in the United States today.

Black Atlantic is an exhibition inspired by the diaspora across the ocean that connects Africa with the Americas and Europe. Over the centuries, these transatlantic networks have led to complex hybrid cultures and identities like those of the five artists featured in Black Atlantic. Each installation suggests a unique creative approach towards crafting new futures through the personal gestures of hand-made work, often in dialogue with the processes of large-scale fabrication. The exhibition will be on view through November 27, 2022 throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Public Art Fund Talks are presented in partnership with The Cooper Union.

About Talks:
Public Art Fund Talks, organized in collaboration with The Cooper Union, connect compelling contemporary artists to a broad public by establishing a dialogue about artistic practices and public art. The Talks series feature internationally renowned artists who offer insights into artmaking and its personal, social, and cultural contexts. The core values of creative expression and democratic access to culture and learning shared by both Public Art Fund and The Cooper Union are embodied in this ongoing collaboration. In the spirit of accessibility to the broadest and most diverse public, the Talks are offered free of charge.

Jun 2, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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