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Nov 23

Basquiat and Black Masculinity

November 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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A special event at Ace Hotel London led by writer, cultural commentator and award-winning broadcaster Ekow Eshun that takes a closer look – on both sides of the Atlantic from the 80s to present day – at the perception of black men in the media, masculinity through a feminist lens and the need for safe spaces for young black men. Ekow will be joined by by UAL Chair of Contemporary Art and Urbanism & Director of the Transnational Art, Identity and Nation Research Centre Professor Paul Goodwin and writer, broadcaster, barrister & human rights development worker Afua Hirsch.

Basquiat and Black Masculinity

Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. The Barbican Art Gallery’s unprecedented exhibition Boom For Real brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous.

Use code BASQUIAT to get 15% off our Best Available Rate on Standard & Deluxe rooms and 12.5% off a Boom For Real ticket in the 3:30pm exhibition slot on any weekday. Book now. Advance booking essential:

Curated and organised by Barbican Centre, London, in cooperation with Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.


November 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ
London, E1 6JQ GB
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