Panels on Afro-Atlantic Histories/Afro-Atlantic Futures in DC and New York

Dalton Paula, Zeferina, 2018, oil on canvas, Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand–MASP, Gift of the artist as part of the exhibition Histoires afro-atlantiques, 2018, MASP.10808. © Dalton Paula

“Afro-Atlantic Futures” is a 5-day international gathering of some of the artists and curators, from the United States and Brazil, whose work is currently featured in the National Gallery’s “Afro-Atlantic Stories” exhibition. This is an initiative of curators Thomas Lax and Hélio Menezes, co-organized with André Lepecki, and generously supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation.

After 4 days of intense encounters at the National Gallery in Washington DC and in Performance Studies at NYU, “Afro-Atlantic Futures” will end with informal presentations by some of the artists and curators and other guests.

There will be two opportunities for the public to connect with this project! The event in Washington DC can be attended in person or streamed online, and the event at NYU will be open to the public to attend in person.

The Washington DC event will feature the following panelists:

Kanitra Fletcher
Associate Curator of African-American and Afro-Diasporic Art at the National Gallery and Curator of the Afro-Atlantic Histories American Tour

Ayrson Heraclito
Co-curator of Afro-Atlantic Histories at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil

Helio Menezes
Co-curator of Afro-Atlantic Histories at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil

E. Carmen Ramos
Chief Curator and Curatorial Officer, National Gallery of Art

Moderated by Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art and Co-curator of Afro-Atlantic Stories at the National Gallery of Art.

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