September 24, Noon to 9:00pm
Artist Talk: 7:30pm
Malcolm X Lounge, Columbia University Main Campus
Al Johnson, Beatrice Lebreton, Carl Karni-Bain, Ibou Ndoye,
Leonardo Benzant, Oluwatoyin Tella,
Art In FLUX Harlem in collaboration with the African Students Association presents work by artists from the Harlem community during Afropolitan Week at Columbia University developing a bridge and a dialogue between students from the African diaspora and artists living and working in the surrounding community also from the diaspora.
Afropolitan Week is the annual cultural showcase presented by the African Students Association each fall. This year the ASA explores the African continent as it operates with contemporary globalization by tracing the connections between continents through notions of politics, fashion and the arts. The visual art component is one of many activities presented during Afropolitan week and will showcase artists from Harlem for whom the African culture is a major influencer in their work.
This one day pop-up exhibit will be the stimulus for a full gallery exhibit featuring work by these same artists and selected Columbia student artists to be presented in Spring 2014 at Columbia University further exploring the thematic exploration of Afropolitan Week. Additional discussions will ensue and interactions with Columbia student artists and the exhibiting Harlem artists will be part of the Spring exhibition.