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Curating Basquiat

Curating Basquiat
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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Chaédria LaBouvier

Join us for a public talk with Chaédria LaBouvier, curator of the celebrated exhibit, "Basquiat's Defacement: The Untold Story," at the Guggenheim, which showcased artworks by Basquiat and others created in response to the police killing of the young artist Michael Stewart. LaBouvier will explore the curation process, Basquiat's significance, and broader questions in the art world today.

LaBouvier is a writer, curator and Basquiat scholar. She was a contributing writer for Elle, and has been published in Refinery 29, New York Magazine, Allure, Vice, and others. She is the first Black curator, first Black woman and the first curator of Cuban descent to organize a show for the Guggenheim Museum. She holds an MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA's Film School and has served as a consultant and script doctor in television.