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4/25/2013 Dont Forget to Feed the Loas: Near Ancestry in Contemporary Black Arts This talk by Professor Elizabeth Alexander will focus on the work of recently-deceased Eritrean-American painter Ficre Ghebreyesus and the painterly language of near-ancestry in his and other black diaspora art. Developing Etheridge Knights phrase the idea of ancestry, the talk will also look to the dances of Bill T. Jones and the work of Anna Deavere Smith and other art that speaks to intimate proximity to death and the ancestral imperative in black art.
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