Antwaun Sargent will make the case for the power of black art and design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Antwaun Sargent is writer and critic living and working in New York City. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, W, Vice amongst others. He has recently contributed essays and interviews to museum and gallery publications for artists Ed Clark, Mickalene Thomas, Arthur Jafa and Yinka Shonibare. Sargent has lectured and been in conversation with artists at Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Art Gallery of Toronto and various other institutions. He curated the 2018 Aperture Summer open and is currently working on exhibitions at Jenkin Johnson Projects, Lehman College and Aperture. His first book “The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion” is out this fall from Aperture.
This event is organised by the African American Students Union (AASU) and AfricaGSD; and is generously supported by the Hutchins Centre and The Dean’s Office at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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