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Objects & Stories: Excavating Memories of the Middle Passage: A talk with Victor Ekpuk

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Slave Narrative
Victor Ekpuk
b. 1964, Nigeria
Slave Narrative
2007
Pastel and graphite on paper
152cm x 114cm
Gift of the artist and museum purchase, 2010-8-1
October 16, 2018
12 p.m.
Lecture Hall

Join us for a talk with artist Victor Ekpuk as he discusses his artistic practice and current research at the National Museum of African Art and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Ekpuk, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, has been looking into objects and archival documents related to the trans-Atlantic slave trade from the 17th to the 19th centuries. This research is intended to inform new works in his Slave Narrative series, an ongoing body of work inspired by the history of slavery.

Ekpuk, a Nigerian-American artist based in Washington, DC, is renowned for glyph-like paintings and drawings that are inspired by the aesthetic concepts of indigenous African writing systems and graphic symbols from diverse cultures.

Free and open to the public.

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Date:
October 16
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Organizer

National Museum of African Art
Phone:
202-633-4600
Website:
http://africa.si.edu

Venue

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Phone:
202.633.4600
Website:
africa.si.edu