An n’ Pale | Café Conversation with
Manbo Dòwòti Désir
Join us for a conversation with Dòwòti Désir about her recently published photography project Goud kase goud: Conjuring Memory in Spaces of the Afro Atlantic with a special slideshow presentation.
Dòwòti Désir is a Haitian born, US-based photojournalist whose work focuses on art in public space, historic venues, spirituality and institutional memory. A specialist in public art and a human activist, Ms. Désir has advised the U.N. Permanent Memorial Committee to Honor the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Trade on its international design competition. A graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University, Ms. Désir holds a Masters’ degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.
As an artist and photographer, she constructed altars commissioned by the San Francisco-based Museum of the African Diaspora; The Figge Museum, [Iowa]; the Morrison Art Center [New Jersey] and the Caribbean Cultural Center [New York.] An independent scholar and curator she served as the first Executive Director of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center (‘06-‘09) and worked as an Adjunct Professor in the Africana Studies Department of Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She has curated and written about the work of contemporary artists and photographers such as Frank Blowing OBE, Adger W. Cowans, Jean Michel Basquiat and Xenobia Bailey.
For a sneak peek of Dòwòti Désir’s photos, visit her website at www.conjuringmemory.com
DATE / TIME: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 | 6-9pm. Light refreshments will be served.
LOCATION: Five Myles Gallery | 558 St. Johns Place | Brooklyn, NY 11238 Google Map
Take the 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Ave.
ADMISSION: Free/$10 suggested donation.
**Books will be available for sale.
An n’ Pale is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.