Friday’s come and gone and I think it’s safe to say that it was a successful night! Thank you to EVERYONE who showed up for Prof. Appiah’s talk (We had a full house in Sharpless which was absolutely fantastic!) and later at the opening! Another big thanks to the Hurford Humanities Center staff and Matthew at CFG for working up to the very last minute, so that we could have the best exhibition and opening possible. Last but definitely not least, thank you to our special guests for the evening, Prof. Kwame Anthony Appiah, and artists Fariba Alam, Gonkar Gyatso and Daniel Kojo Schrade! thank you thank you thank you!
The opening’s ended but things have just started! Gonkar Gyatso arrives again on Tuesday, March 23 for an artist’s conversation followed by our exciting International Food Festival. So, bring your questions and appetite -should be a great time!
Daniel Kojo Schrade’s painting Afronauts 08C01 will be one of many works featured in Mapping Identity. In this video from a recent opening in 2009 at the Gallery Peter Herrmann in Berlin, Daniel gives a performance as a type of Afronaut himself – very much worth the watch and full of interesting allusions.
[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/z7SgNLMTOgM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
Schrade will be at CFG on our opening night – as a guest, not a performer, of course…