Writer, editor and curator, Antwaun Sargent, joins our hosts for this episode of The Accutron Show. Together they discuss the fabric of his role as Director of the iconic Gagosian Gallery and redefining the rules of art curation today. For most of his career, Antwaun has written about and curated exhibitions devoted to Black artists. His 2019 book titled, The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, which examined growing Black representation in fashion photography, was met with acclaim. Tune in to learn more.
7:30 - I am always after works that have certain originality, tension, and uniqueness. You have to examine each artist and artwork within the context that's being produced.
19:40 At the moment we are featuring an installation of Theaster Gates, steward of the Frankie Knuckles record collection who is engaging with the late DJ and musician’s archive of records, playing and digitizing them live at the gallery.
47:09 The book and exhibition The New Black Vanguard explores a group of Black photographers around the world that created a community centered around their work, publishing it only on Instagram and not in museums or galleries.
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