Watch manuel arturo abreu’s Lecture on the Work of Sylvia Wynter

Commissioned by KJ Abudu for Living With Ghosts

Published Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022

On the occasion of Living With Ghosts, guest curated by KJ Abudu in our London gallery, manuel arturo abreu presents an expansive lecture on the work of pioneering writer and cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter, including poetry, improvisation, and visual appropriations from La Controverse de Valladolid (1992).

manuel arturo abreu is a non-disciplinary artist from the Bronx who lives and works on lands of Multnomah, Cowlitz, Chinook, Kalapuya, Klackamas, Grand Ronde Confederation, Siletz Confederation, and other First Peoples of the Pacific Northwest. abreu works with the everyday in a process of magical thinking with attention to ritual aspects of aesthetics. They received their BA in linguistics at Reed College. Since 2015, they have co-facilitated home school, a free pop-up art school and space of sacred duty with a curriculum of non-genre-conforming multimedia edutainment. abreu also composes worship music under the name of Tabor Dark. Recent projects at AB Lobby Gallery, Portland State University; Yaby, Madrid; MoMA and MoMA PS1, New York; NCAD Gallery, Dublin; AA|LA Garllery, Los Angeles; Center d'Art Contemporain, Geneva; Rhizome and New Museum; Palazzo San Giuseppe, Polignano a Mare, Italy; HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark, Graz, Austria; Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria; Veronica, Seattle; Athens Biennale 7. abreu has published two books of poetry, List of Consonants (2015) and transtrender(2016), as well as a book of critical writing, Incalculable Loss (Institute for New Connotative Action Press, 2018).

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