February 23rd 2010, Tuesday, 6:30pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY, Martin E. Segal Theatre
365 Fifth Ave (at 34th St)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO RESERVATIONS.
Culture-maker Raven Chanticleer, a fashion designer, dancer, sculptor, storyteller, and perhaps most famously the founder, craftsman and proprietor of the Harlem African-American Wax and History Museum, is one of the many black artists on this side of the Beat generation whose legacy has been obscured. Join Nikki Johnson, a photographer with the only remaining documentation of Chanticleer’s work, along with filmmaker and artist Camille Billops and professor emeritas James Hatch, who together curate the Hatch-Billops collection, an extensive archive of 20th Century Black Culture to discuss the case of Chanticleer and legacies of many other black artists. Other special guests to be announced. Moderated by David Henderson, poet, author and one of the founders of the Umbra Arts Movement. Photos and ephemera from Chanticleer’s work are currently on exhibit at Triple Candie, January 17-April 4 (see triplecandie.org).
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