14th October 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This Art is Anti-Racist
For this talk, you’re invited to enter the vivid world of Aurélia Durand, the French illustrator behind This Book is Anti-Racist, a New York Times-bestselling young adult book by Tiffany Jewell. Aurélia’s work is dedicated to representing people of colour in society, using bold art as a demonstration. Her rhythmic, multicoloured images and lettering are powerful celebrations of diversity, which makes the perfect segue from our last talk, “Activism & Art,” where Aisha Ayoade (co-founder of Yellowzine) said that “Activism is a celebration for Artists to be themselves.” Come along, be yourself and enjoy the energy of Aurélia Durand’s vibrant visual parties.
Aurélia Durand is a multidisciplinary artist; she creates illustrations, murals, animations, augmented reality and more. She dedicates her artistic voice to matters involving representation. Aurélia represents Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and empowered — a united community whose destinies are intertwined. These colorful personalities present the unified voice of a global community whose hopes, dreams, and desires envision an inclusive future for all. Some of her select clients are Adobe, Apple, Facebook, The New Yorker, Magnum, Malala Fund and more.
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