Join us on Wednesday, June 29th at 4 PM EST for an Afternoon Tertulia – Basquiat: King Pleasure through a Decolonial Lens. This event will feature a conversation between Dr. Yasmin Ramirez and Dr. Frances Negrón-Muntaner as they discuss the career, legacy, and impact of Jean-Michel Basquiat as portrayed in the current exhibit: Jean Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure. Considered one of the most important artists of the late 20th Century, Basquiat’s art lays bare the complexities of Afro-Diasporic subjectivity and visuality. As a Brooklyn native with a Puerto Rican mother and Haitian-American father, Basquiat grew up with a keen awareness of the legacies of racism and colonialism on black and brown peoples across the Atlantic. Informed by his background, Basquiat’s art reflects on issues of black history, liberation struggles, triumphs, and social inequities. Tune into this special Afternoon Tertulia to learn more about Basquiat’s lifelong legacy in the Puerto Rican, Haitian, and New York communities for decades to come.
Centro Director, Yarimar Bonilla and Author Sherina Feliciano-Santos on October 7, 2021, discussing her latest book A Contested Caribbean Indigeneity: Language, Social Practice and Identity within Puerto Rican Taino Activism. … Continued