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Talk | Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark, Dorian Sylvain and Family

For this event, Chicago-based multidimensional artist Dorian Sylvain graces Simmons’s stage with her artist-sons Kahari, Kari, and Katon Blackburn for a wide-ranging conversation on the meaning of art and family across generations.

Coinciding with the career survey exhibition Gary Simmons: Public Enemy, a series of MCA programs activates Gary Simmons’s sculptural installation work, Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark. Inspired by the Black Ark—Lee “Scratch” Perry’s famous recording studio in Kingston, Jamaica, where he pioneered dub reggae—Simmons’s sculptural installation serves as a flexible stage for conversations, music, and performance.

For this event, Chicago-based multidimensional artist Dorian Sylvain graces Simmons’s stage with her artist-sons Kahari, Kari, and Katon Blackburn for a wide-ranging conversation on the meaning of art and family across generations.

ASL and CART available.

Talk | Recapturing Memories of the Black Ark, Dorian Sylvain and Family

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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