“Race, Gender and the Fashioning of Identity in “Rewriting History”
Fabiola Jean-Louis is a Haitian-born, NYC-raised, mixed media artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her lecture will discuss the exhibition “Rewriting History”, currently on view at The DuSable Museum of African American History, which features paper sculptures styled to mimic garments worn by female European nobility between the 15th & 19th centuries.
Blending the magical and the mundane, the speculative and the real, the sculptures and the photographs contain – and are informed by – intersecting layers of history, method, violence, beauty, modes of resistance, and alternative futures, all imagined through representations of women of color.
Reception with the artist will follow the lecture.
Lecture presented by Women’s Leadership & Resource Center. Cosponsored by Gallery 400.
The event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. For information about the event, call 312-413-1024.