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Black Icons of Art: Antwaun Sargent

Black Icons

Originally Aired: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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Overview

Black Icons of Art continues with an intimate and unfiltered conversation, featuring the prolific writer, curator and critic Antwaun Sargent (The New York Times, W, Vogue, et al). Host Rebecca Carroll will discuss his trajectory; his traveling exhibition, Young, Gifted and Black; and what lies ahead for Art in this tumultuous political climate and fast-paced digital world.

Antwaun Sargent is a writer and critic living and working in New York City. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, New York Review of Books, W, Vogue, and other publications. He has contributed essays to museum and gallery publications on Ed Clark, Mickalene Thomas, Arthur Jafa, Deborah Roberts, and Yinka Shonibare, among other artists. Sargent has lectured and participated in public conversations with artists at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, MCA Denver, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Harvard and Yale universities. He has also co-organized a number of exhibitions, including The Way We Live Now at Aperture, Then and Now: Chase Hall and Cameron Welch at Jenkins Johnson Projects, and the traveling exhibition Young, Gifted and Black. The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion is his first book.

In Black Icons of Art, Rebecca Carroll sits down with some of the art world’s most influential Black creators, thinkers and curators. Artists and critics will reflect on their creative processes, their career journeys and the unique struggles they faced breaking into the art world. Rebecca previously hosted a limited series on Black Icons of Podcasting, featuring some of the podcasting world’s most influential Black hosts and producers.

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