Studio Salon | Storytelling Saturdays with manuel arturo abreu

Detail of a mural in honor of Harris' first novel, Palace of the Peacock (1960). George Simon, Anil Roberts, Philbert Gajadhar. University of Guyana, Turkeyen campus, 2009. Image courtesy the artists and the University of Guyana.

Oct 5, 2019

Studio Museum 127, 429 W. 127th St.

inHarlem, Adult Programs, Literature & Film Programs

In this session of Storytelling Saturdays, Dominican artist manuel arturo abreu will engage with the work of Wilson Harris, Guyanese quantum fiction writer. Author of over thirty books of poetry, literature, and theory, Harris is a towering figure, yet fairly obscure outside of the Anglophone Caribbean. In this program, abreu will discuss Harris' aesthetic and philosophy in both the original post-colonial and contemporary context. The afternoon will include a screening, short theatrical performance, and a divinatory reading, then close with an open discussion.

manuel arturo abreu (b. 1991, Santo Domingo) is a poet/artist from the Bronx. They received their BA in Linguistics from Reed College, 2014, with a syntax focus. abreu is the author of two poetry books and one book of critical art writing, Incalculable Loss (Institute for New Connotative Action Press, 2018). abreu also co-facilitates "home school", a free pop-up art school in Portland, and composes club-feasible worship music as Tabor Dark.

Throughout the run of Radical Reading Room at Studio Museum 127, drop by on the first and third Saturdays of each month to contribute your text to the community archive and discuss its personal and collective importance. Centering radical approaches to storytelling, programs in this series may take the form of writing workshops, zine-making workshops, or live oral histories led by members of our creative community.

This program is accessible by wheelchair and other forms of walking assistance.