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Diasporic Foodways + Remembrance: Participatory Artist Talk with Alexandra Antoine

Resident Artist Alexandra Antoine will present the research and inspiration behind her practice that has led her down the path of culinary anthropology. In her artist talk, she will discuss her new set of collages screenprinted during her residency entitled “i followed the drinking gourd and it led me to myself/love/healing/community.”

Part artist talk and part participatory conversation, Alexandra will also lead a group conversation that examines how the foods that are important to us can be used as tools to help navigate our future paths. Attendees are encouraged to come with a food in mind that they love or have deep memories of, as Alexandra will lead an exercise rooted in how she started her current line of research in culinary anthropology.

Spudnik’s Program Lead, Grace Makuch, will moderate a Q&A following the participatory artist talk where guests will be encouraged to share their questions.

Alexandra Antoine is an interdisciplinary visual artist and cultural apprentice based in Chicago, IL. Her work acknowledges the influences of her Haitian culture and interest in portraiture, food, farming and physical labor in traditional artistic practices of the African diaspora. She honors the different forms and functions of her work in the process of her vision coming into fruition. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts and Arts Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout Chicago, IL and is also part of the Arts in Embassies program in the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Zoom Meeting ID: 835 9517 2176

This event is for everyone! ASR closed captions will be available. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact Angee Lennard at angee@spudnikpress.org. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.