Visionary Aponte | Film Screening: Afro-Futurism

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Public screening of three short films in anticipation of the opening the Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom exhibit at the Power Plant Gallery. Films include Invocation for José Antonio Aponte: Lámina 26, directed by Nina Angela Mercer and Toshi Sakai (2017), 8 minutes; Black Star: Rebirth Is Necessary, directed by Jenn Nkiru (2017), 11 minutes; and The Last Angel of History, directed by John Akomfrah (1996), 45 minutes.




This event is part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, a nine-week art exhibit and accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on the digital humanities project Digital Aponte at

The Visionary Aponte exhibit will be on view at the Power Plant Gallery on the American Tobacco Campus from September 19, 2018, to November 17, 2018.

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American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
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Kelly, Caitlin
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