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Fabiola Jean-Louis: Bennington College’s Visual Arts Lecture Series
April 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Born in Port au Prince, Haiti, Brooklyn-based Fabiola Jean-Louis uses ‘painterly’ photography as a vehicle for her love of Afro-futurism, science/ science fiction, pre and post- industrial eras, elves, fairies, and history and folklore. Her “Rewriting History,” a three-part series consisting of period paper gowns, photographs, and Polaroids, opened to wide critical acclaim. Fabiola was recently invited to participate in a BRIC Media group exhibition, Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas. Bennington College’s Spring 2021 Visual Arts Lecture Series continues the theme of “Race, Representation, and Contemporary Art in the Age of Black Lives Matter.” This framework for conversations with historians and artists whose work is deeply invested in questions of (political) representation, race, sexuality, gender, and class within the anti-racist praxes and historical and cultural awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Now is an ideal moment to experience, even remotely, art and scholarship that deepens our individual and collective understandings of what it means to be, or not to be, represented,” said Visual Art faculty member Vanessa Lyon, Professor of Art History and Director of VALS. All lectures are free, open to the public, and will take place virtually over Zoom from 7:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday evenings.