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5:30 PM Cash bar
6:30 PM Lecture hall doors open
7 PM Lecture

Candice Hopkins, an independent curator, writer and researcher, will deliver the Annual Semans Lecture about her work. Hopkins is one of the three co-curators of the major exhibition Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now. Hopkins is Tlingit and a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Yukon, Canada. Her writing and curatorial practice explores the intersections of history, contemporary art and indigeneity.

She works as senior curator for the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art and was a part of the curatorial team of the Canadian Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, featuring the work of the media art collective Isuma. She is co-curator of notable exhibitions including the 2018 SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada; documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art; Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years; and the 2014 SITElines biennial, Unsettled Landscapes. Her writing is published widely and recent essays and presentations include “The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier,” for the documenta 14 Reader, “Outlawed Social Life” for South as a State of Mind and Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices at Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway. She has lectured internationally including at the Witte de With, Tate Modern, Dak’Art Biennale, Artists Space, Tate Britain, Yale University, Cornell University, and the University of British Columbia.


This event will be supported by an American Sign Language interpreter.

Event Details

Thursday, October 3, 2019
7–8:30 PM
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Annual Semans Lecture, Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, ASL, Gallery talk, Kids Studio
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705 United States