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Prisoners of the Sun: Hew Locke in Conversation with Kobena Mercer

Announcement relating to an individual, 2012
Year published: 2012

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Substantial double folded announcement for ‘Hew Locke in conversation with Kobena Mercer’. Titled ‘Prisoners of the Sun’, the talk was scheduled to take place on Thursday November 1 2012 at 5:30pm, in the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Lecture Hall of Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. The six-sided card featured assorted details about the talk and venue, as well as a reproduction and a detail of Locke’s The Prize, 2006, from The Rivington Place Portfolio, 2007.

From the card: “London-based artist Hew Locke is known for creating complex installations that explore ideas of British culture and identity in a global context. Interweaving painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, Locke makes extensive use of found objects, including mass-produced toys, souvenirs, and consumer detritus. In this lecture, he will present work spanning his career and discuss the aesthetic and international political issues raised by his work.

Kobena Mercer is Professor of History of Art and African American Studies at Yale University, and he writes and teaches on the visual arts of the black diaspora, examining work by African American, Caribbean, and black British modern and contemporary artists. Kobena Mercer and Hew locke have known each other for ten years.”

Related people

»  Hew Locke

Born, 1959 in Edinburgh

»  Kobena Mercer

Born, 1960 in Ghana