Rethinking the Afropolitan: Photographs by Héctor Mediavilla and Christopher López

Monday, November 27, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
O'Kane Hall Cantor Art Gallery
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Paula Rosenblum
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Cantor Art Gallery

“Making Visual the Music of Ismael Rivera” | Photographs by Christopher Lopez

“S.A.P.E. Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes /Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People” | Photographs by Héctor Mediavilla

October 18 - December 15, 2017

The concurrent Cantor Art Gallery exhibitions will include work from New York-based photographer Christopher Lopez’s “Visualizing the Music of Ismael Rivera” series, which features images that were taken on location in Puerto Rico and inspired by the music of Ismael Rivera, one of the island’s most beloved musicians of the 20th century. It will also include photographs by Spanish photographer Hector Mediavilla, which capture the fascinating world of Congolese men known as “Sapeurs,” who since the early part of the 20th century have used dress and performance to engage and counter the realities of political and economic hardship in postcolonial Africa.

The two concurrent photography exhibitions are curated by Roger Hankins, director of the Cantor Art Gallery, and will be shown in conjunction with the Holy Cross conference “Rethinking the Afropolitan: The Ethics of Black Atlantic Masculinities on Display,” organized by Holy Cross’ Rosa Carrasquillo, professor of history, and Lorelle Semley, associate professor of history.

Open to the Public

Categories: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery

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