Sundays@4 is Baton Rouge Gallery’s most diverse program, offering more than a dozen performances/readings from top-notch local authors, musicians, dance troupes, poets and more. Always free, always open to the public and always starting at 4pm, these intimate engagements give you an up close look at what local writers and performers are working on. Here’s what’s coming up next at Sundays@4:
April 23: Appropriate or Appropriation?
Panelists slated to take part in the discussion include:Addie Dawson-Euba (Artist and Professor of Fine Art at Southern University)Leslie Friedman (Artist and Assistant Professor of Art/Printmaking at LSU)Rodneyna Hart (Artist, Curator, and Preparator)Randell Henry* (Artist, Curator, and Professor of Fine Art at Southern University)Kelli Scott Kelley* (Artist and Professor of Painting and Drawing at LSU)Donney Rose (spoken word poet, teaching artist, and activist)*BRG Artist Member
Over the last month, the biggest controversy in the contemporary art world has centered around a painting by artist Dana Schutz which was included in the Whitney Biennial. The work is an abstracted take on a famous photograph showing the body of 14 year-old Emmett Till following his murder in 1955. Following the work being displayed, many called for the piece to be removed from the exhibition and even destroyed due to claims that it was inappropriate because, as artist and writer Hannah Black wrote, it is unacceptable for Schutz (a white artist) to, “transmute Black suffering into profit and fun…”.
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Baton Rouge Gallery and its Sundays@4 program is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.