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Visual Ecologies and Solidarities: Art Across the Americas (VES)

Laurent Valère
Laurent Valère, "Cap 110," 1998
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
UW Campus, Communications 120

Come take part in a conversation with artist Laurent Valère as part of the VES (Visual Ecologies and Solidarities) events series.

Valère is a self-taught artist from the French Caribbean island of Martinique who works primarily in monumental concrete sculpture and found-object collage. He is best known for a memorial to the slave trade made up of 15 2.5-meter tall busts known as "Cap 110" (the nautical heading that links West Africa to Martinique) and a massive underwater sculpture of the Afro-Caribbean water deity known in Martinique as Manman Dlo or Mami Wata.