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A conversation with artist Edgar Arceneaux (via Zoom)

In a wide ranging and informal conversation with the audience, artist Edgar Arceneaux shares his thoughts about his art, current and past projects, and how we construct history and memory in a racially divided country.

Los Angeles-based artist Edgar Arceneaux constructs drawings, installations, video, and film works as complex arrangements between implausible relationships. Constantly working in new modes, Arceneaux directed his first play at the Performa Biannual in NYC in November 2015 and was awarded the Malcolm McLaren, Best of Show Award. Solo exhibitions have been presented at the Vera List Center at MIT in Cambridge, MA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Studio Museum in Harlem; and Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland.

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