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On Clement Siatous: The Untold History of the Chagos Islands

Oct 21, 2015
6:30–8 pm

New York, NY, USA
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013

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.


This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@curatorsintl.org with CLEMENT in the subject line.

Presenters
Paula Naughton

Paula Naughton is a curator based in New York, and the founder of the multi-media documentary project, The New Atlantis.

Amanda Hunt

Amanda Hunt is Director of Education and Public Programs at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles.


Credits 

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.