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Feb 3 | Fabrice Monteiro in Conversation with Michelle Dunn Marsh and Pamela McClusky at SAM Sculpture Park

Wednesday, February 3 | Fabrice Monteiro | at Olympic Sculpture Park, Paccar Pavilion, 7-8pm

Join artist Fabrice Monteiro in conversation with PCNW Executive Director Michelle Dunn Marsh and Pamela McClusky, Curator of African and Oceanic Art for the Seattle Art Musuem for a discussion about Monteiro’s recent photographic series, The Prophecy.

Monteiro was recently named a 2015 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy Magazine for highlighting environmental devastation in Senegal through a complex merging of high fashion and animism.
The series features surreal portraits of Djinn—or supernatural beings—adorned in garments made from found objects and debris, experiencing the damages of pollution.

As a collaborative process, Monteiro worked with Ecofund and fashion designer Doulsy (Jah Gal) to raise awareness and create a call to action.

Belgian-Beninois visual artist, Fabrice Monteiro electrically draws on the techniques of photojournalism and fashion photography, while referencing tradition-based West African cosmologies and the modern history of African and African American photography. Born in Benin, he studied industrial engineering in Europe and worked as a model. Under the influence of New York based photographer Alphonse Pagono, he immersed himself in photography, gradually turning to African and Afro-Atlantic themes as he contemplates his complex transcultural ancestry.

Presented in partnership with Seattle Art Museum.
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