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The Ruby is a catalyst for creativity and a new home for making art at Duke University.
Date & Time
Friday, September 21 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Admission
Free; no RSVP required. Everyone welcome.
Venue
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States
Description

Drop by the Ruby at noon on Friday for a casual art talk and free lunch! Speakers include Duke faculty and students who have produced work during a Rubenstein Arts Center arts project residency, as well as visiting artists and local NC creatives. Learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.

Édouard Duval-Carrié

Édouard Duval-Carrié is a Haitian sculptor and painter educated at McGill University and the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. He is in residence in the Ruby during much of September and October, collaborating with local artists over the art exhibit and event series called Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom.

For his Ruby Friday talk, Duval-Carrié will reflect on the many representations of trees in his work, and speak about a new project building a monumental sculpture of a baobab tree in the new Musée des Civilizations Noires being inaugurated in Dakar, Senegal in January, 2019.

About the Artist

Édouard Duval-Carrié.

Inspired by Haitian traditions, Duval-Carrié creates works that speak to the complexities of the Caribbean and its diaspora. Recent solo exhibitions include Imagined Landscapes, Pérez Art Museum Miami (2014); Arts in the Garden, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens (2010); Roots & More, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, Holland (2009); and Edouard Duval-Carrié, The Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago (2007). Recent group exhibitions include: in Extermis, Museé de la civilization, Québec City, Québec (2013); Who More Sci Fi Than Us? Contemporary Art from the Caribbean, Kunsthall KAdE, Amersfoot, Netherlands (2012); Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York (2012); and First Haitian Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Stamplia Querini, Venice (2011).

Power Plant Gallery Exhibit
Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, on view at the Power Plant Gallery (Sep 19–Nov 17, 2018), takes as its point of departure an extraordinary—and now lost—historical artifact: a “Book of Paintings” created by José Antonio Aponte.

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