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Colonialism is the Real AIDS: Artist Activist Juan Sanchez in Conversation with Deborah Cullen

Friday, October 27th, 2023

4:00PM ET

Moderated by Jennifer Farrell, curator for modern and contemporary prints, illustrated books, and artists' books at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Juan Sánchez is an influential American visual artist and activist, and one of the most important Nuyorican cultural figures in recent decades with work in the permanent collections of The Met, MoMA, El Museo del Barrio and more. Over 50 years he has produced an extensive body of prints (with Tamarind Institute, Wildwood Press, and the Robert Blackburn Workshop) that consistently address issues that are as relevant now as they were in the 1980s – race and class, cultural identity, equality, social justice, and self-determination.

Deborah Cullen is Program Officer for Arts and Culture at the Mellon Foundation. Prior to her current position, she was Executive Director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Director and Chief Curator of the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, Director of Curatorial programs at El Museo del Barrio, and Curator of the print collection at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

This program is presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and hosted by the IFPDA Print Fair 2023 on-site at the Javits Convention Center.

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