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Poetry In Color: A Virtual Slam Inspired by Artist Julie Mehretu

September 5 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Poetry In Color A Virtual Slam Inspired by Artist Julie Mehretu

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Join in a Virtual Poetry Slam inspired by Julie Mehretu’s mid-career survey at LACMA.

Poets will draw from the vast visual language embedded in Mehretu’s work—from monumental paintings to intimate drawings—addressing themes such as colonialism, displacement, diaspora, and abstraction.

Featured poets include Fisseha Moges, Yaw Kyeremateng, and Tonya Ingram.

Julie Mehretu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Her exhibit will unite nearly 40 works on paper with 35 paintings dating from 1996 to the present. The first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mehretu’s career, it covers over two decades of her examination of history, colonialism, capitalism, geopolitics, war, global uprising, diaspora, and displacement through the artistic strategies of abstraction, architecture, landscape, movement, and, most recently, figuration. Mehretu’s play with scale is evident in her intimate drawings and large canvases and complex techniques in printmaking,


September 5, 2020
10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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