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Virtual Closing Reception and Performance with Curtis Talwst Santiago

For the closing reception of Curtis Talwst Santiago: Can’t I Alter, Chief Curator Claire Gilman and Santiago will be joined by art critic Darla Migan to discuss and reflect on the installation.

Santiago will perform with guitarist Sílvio Fortes to close the installation with a final musical performance of Luiz Bonfá's "Manhã de Carnaval" from the critically acclaimed 1959 romantic tragedy film Orfeu Negro.

This event will take place via Zoom.

  • Participant Bios

    Darla Migan is an emerging arts writer and cultural critic based in New York. Since 2018 Darla has written and published essays on art and criticism on visual culture focusing on contemporary artists such as Izzy Barber, Alex Becerra, Bilge Friedlaender, Julie Mehretu, Jon Rafman, Faith Ringgold, and Gabriela Vainsencher. She holds a Master’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook’s Art and Philosophy program and in 2019 Darla successfully defended her Ph.D dissertation, Orienting Authentic Judgements: Adrian Piper’s Contributions to Black Aesthetics, in the Philosophy Department at Vanderbilt University. Her writing has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, CulturedMag, and Texte zur Kunst.

    Sílvio Fortes is a Brazilian guitarist, musician, and composer who has performed internationally and currently plays in music projects in Munich, Germany and surrounding areas.

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Curtis Talwst Santiago

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