Image: Clement Siatous, Untitled, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 27.5 x 34.5 in. / 69.85 x 87.63 cm.
On Clement Siatous: The Untold History of the Chagos Islands
Presented by Paula Naughton and Amanda Hunt
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public
Paula Naughton will be in conversation with Amanda Hunt, and present her research into Chagossian artist Clement Siatous, following his first solo exhibition in the U.S. at Simon Preston Gallery. In the early 1970s, the entire populations of the Chagos Islands were forcibly evicted by the British Government to make way for a U.S. naval base on Diego Garcia, which it currently is today. Siatous illustrates a comprehensive chronicle of life on the islands in exhaustive detail, his paintings revealing a counter narrative to military record.