Durades Dialogue: Mitchell Squire & James Garrett, Jr.

Hear Mitchell Squire’s thoughts about his work, life, and contemporary issues in art. After sharing visual presentations of his work, Squire will discuss the issues that drive him with James Garrett Jr., followed by a Q&A session.

The Durades Dialogue honors the actions of arts-advocate Jean Ann Durades. The Dialogue brings significant work by artists, curators, and other creatives of African descent to the attention of Minnesota audiences. Topics are oriented toward global perspectives on the creative arts that challenge, rework, and reposition Africa within the global conversation.

Mitchell Squire is an artist and educator whose practice encompasses architecture, visual art, design, and cultural studies. His work explores
the sociopolitical complexity of material and immaterial artifacts, with particular focus on how they function as cultural vocabulary for the
inexpressibility of pain. Born in 1958 in Natchez, Mississippi, Squire is a professor of architecture at Iowa State University and lives and works in Ames.

James Garrett Jr. is a principal with the architectural firm 4RM+ULA (FORM + Urban Landscape Articulation), a full-service architecture firm
focused on transit design, transit-oriented development, and urban-infill redevelopment projects. Garrett was awarded the AIA MN Young Artist’s Award in 2015.

Co-presented with Obsidian Arts. Promotional support from the American Institute of Architects – Minnesota.

Free, tickets required.

To register, call 612.870.6323 or reserve online.