Event: IN CONVERSATION WITH ELYSE NELSON:
CARPEAUX'S WHY BORN ENSLAVED! RECONSIDERED
Organizer: LONDON ART WEEK
Speakers: Elyse Nelson, Emanuela Tarizzo
Date: Jul 7th 6:00pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jul 7th 10:00am | ET: Jul 7th 1:00pm.
Europe - UK: Jul 7th 6:00pm | CET: Jul 7th 7:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jul 8th 1:00am | AET: Jul 8th 3:00am.
Description from London Art Week:
Organised around a single object - the marble bust Why Born Enslaved! by French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux - Fictions of Emancipation: Carpeaux Recast, running March 10, 2022 - March 5, 2023, is the first exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to examine Western sculpture in relation to the histories of transatlantic slavery, colonialism, and empire.
We speak with exhibition co-curator Elyse Nelson, to find out more about the place of Carpeaux's sculpture within antislavery imagery, the development of nineteenth-century ethnographic theories of racial difference, and France's colonialist fascination with Africa.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
London Art Week
Cover image credits: Why Born Enslaved! by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux modeled 1868, carved 1873. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, Wrightsman Fellows, and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation Gifts, 2019. Paul Lachenauer Photography. Image courtesy of The Met