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Faron Manuel, CAU Student, Artist and Curator Talks Négritude and More On The Local Take

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Faron Manuel is a Clark Atlanta University student, artist and art curator.  His latest effort as a curator is entitled Negritude, and is currently on display at the CAU Art Galleries.

"With great honor and esteem I accepted Ms. Tina Dunkley’s invitation to curate an exhibition on the concept. It brings me chills to think of how running across this peculiar word in Frantz Fanon’s book Black Skin White Mask turned into an art exhibition curated by yours truly. The show, simply titled Négritude examines the reality of négritude as it is revealed in traditional African artifacts and contemporary works, all drawn from the Clark Atlanta University Art Collection. Works such as Wilmer Jennings’ Still Life with the Fang figure and Sheila Pree Bright’s portrait of Candice, Age 11 accessorized in African-like fabric embody négritude as an aesthetic. Other works depict sites, persons, and key moments in world history that led to the movement and examples of its philosophies."

Négritude will be on display in the Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries through spring 2015. The CAU Art Galleries is on the second floor of Trevor Arnett Hall on Clark Atlanta University’s campus, located on 223 James P. Brwaley Dr. SW Atlanta, GA 30314. Hours of operation are 11am-4pm Tuesday through Friday.

For more information about Négritude, click here.

Faron Manuel joined Kiplyn Primus on The Local Take during the WCLK Public Affairs Block, Saturday mornings at 7a before Tavis, to talk about it.