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Exploring the Great Migration: Axis V installation at PS1 brings past into present

Axis V, on display at Public Space One‘s 229 N Gilbert St location, is a site-specific multimedia work by current Center for Afrofuturist Studies resident Bleue Liverpool, a New York-based interdisciplinary artist. The piece, according to copy provided, “conceptually transfigures […]

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Center for Afrofuturist Studies seeking Kickstarter funding for next season

The Center for Afrofuturist Studies is a little more than halfway (as of publishing) to its goal of raising $4,000 through Kickstarter to support the next round of artist residencies with an all-or-nothing campaign that ends June 22. […]

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Fashion Forward: Poet and Curator Anaïs Duplan of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Video)

A look into the mindset of Anaïs Duplan, poet and director of Iowa City’s Center for Afrofuturist Studies. Duplan’s “Take This Stallion” is out now on Brooklyn Arts Press, and collection “Blackspace” is forthcoming from Black Ocean Press. […]

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The Center for Afrofuturist Studies closes out a stellar year with Interstellar 3

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Interstellar 3 FilmScene — Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 p.m. Pack away your year of cares and get ready to dance — the Center for Afrofuturist Studies is celebrating! With a year under their belt now, the center is closing […]

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Anaïs Duplan and Louis Chude-Sokei share the stage for Live from Prairie Lights

Anaïs Duplan and Louis Chude-Sokei Prairie Lights Bookstore — Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is in the midst of welcoming its second artist-in-residence this week. The peak of this introduction comes Thursday, May […]

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Week-long events with Afrofuturist artist Tiona McClodden

Tiona McClodden Public Space One, Iowa City, May 3-6 The Center for Afrofuturist Studies welcomes artist-in-residence Tiona McClodden to Iowa City. Several events have been scheduled with the artist this week. Events commence Tues., May 3, at 6 p.m. when Tiona […]

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New Center for Afrofuturist Studies brings Iowa City to the intersection of art, race and technology

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Octavia Butler. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Nicki Minaj. You don’t often see these disparate names in the same context — but when you do, recent transplant to Iowa City, poet, performer and artist Anaïs Duplan is right there with them. Duplan, in conjunction with Public Space One, is founding a Center for Afrofuturist Studies in Iowa City. […]

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