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Thursday
14
DEC

Constructing Identities: Modigliani and Cultural Appropriation

18:30
20:00
The Jewish Museum
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This conversation with artists Brendan Fernandes and Aliza Nisenbaum, moderated by Joshua Cohen, Assistant Professor, African Art History, The City College of New York, revisits the work of Amedeo Modigliani through the 21st-century lens of formal and cultural appropriation. As these artists engage with layered notions of identity and incorporation of “other” subjects and elements in their own practices, they consider what is at stake in trying to inhabit a visual language or persona that is not one's own. What prompts this gesture of identification, and how do we go about reading degrees of cultural hijacking, appreciation, or both, at once?

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