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Presented By: Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design

POSTPONED: Titus Kaphar

Unsettling Histories

This “flayed” portrait of Madison features fringes of cut canvas hung with nails, unveiling his lesser widely known role as an owner of more than 300 enslaved individuals. This “flayed” portrait of Madison features fringes of cut canvas hung with nails, unveiling his lesser widely known role as an owner of more than 300 enslaved individuals.
This “flayed” portrait of Madison features fringes of cut canvas hung with nails, unveiling his lesser widely known role as an owner of more than 300 enslaved individuals.
Note: This event, originally scheduled for January 20, 2022, has been postponed. We are working to reschedule this presentation for a later date in 2022.
Titus Kaphar is an artist whose paintings, sculptures, and installations examine the history of representation by transforming its styles and mediums with formal innovations to emphasize the physicality and dimensionality of the canvas and materials themselves. His work, Flay (James Madison), is the centerpiece of Unsettling Histories: Legacies of Slavery and Colonalism, UMMA’s reinstallation of our gallery of eighteenth century European and American art. Through the acts of shredding, cutting, shrouding, tarring, erasing, breaking and nailing, Kaphar’s portrait of James Madison sheds light on unspoken truths in our country’s history, examining how histories have been rewritten, distorted, reimagined, and understood.
Kaphar’s commitment to social engagement has led him to move beyond traditional modes of artistic expression to establish NXTHVN. NXTHVN is a new national arts model that empowers emerging artists and curators of color through education and access. Through intergenerational mentorship, professional development and cross-sector collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts. Now in its second year of operation, NXTHVN encourages artists, art professionals, and local entrepreneurs to expand New Haven’s growing creative community.
Kaphar received an MFA from the Yale School of Art and is a distinguished recipient of numerous prizes and awards including a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship, a 2018 Art for Justice Fund grant, a 2016 Robert R. Rauschenberg Artist as Activist grant, and a 2015 Creative Capital grant. His work is included in the collections of Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AK; the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL; The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the MET), New York, NY, amongst others.
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This “flayed” portrait of Madison features fringes of cut canvas hung with nails, unveiling his lesser widely known role as an owner of more than 300 enslaved individuals. This “flayed” portrait of Madison features fringes of cut canvas hung with nails, unveiling his lesser widely known role as an owner of more than 300 enslaved individuals.
This “flayed” portrait of Madison features fringes of cut canvas hung with nails, unveiling his lesser widely known role as an owner of more than 300 enslaved individuals.

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