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Stay tuned for details on CAS's 2018 programming, coming soon!








SATURDAY, NOV. 11 at 6pm
Jade Ariana Fair will present an exhibition of new work created during her 6-week residency in Iowa City.

Fall 2017 CAS programming is supported by grants from the Iowa Art Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Legacies for Iowa: A University of Iowa Museum of Art Collections-Sharing Project, Supported by the Matthew Bucksbaum Family.

2017 Film Series

Sunday April 23, 8pm
Sidewalk Stories
A 1989 remake of Charlie Chaplin's The Kid
by Charles Lane, Sidewalk Stories is a subtle and humorous meditation on race, class, and fatherhood.

Sunday, May 28, 8pm
A Litany For Survival: the life and work of Audre Lorde, directed by Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson

Sunday, June 25, 8pm
My Brother's Wedding, a tragic comedy that takes place in South Central LA. Made in 1983 by Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep) but not released until 2007.

Sunday, July 23, 8pm
A Program of Short Films: Terence Nance, Alexandria Eregbu, & Devin Cain









2016 Residencies

Krista Franklin
Thursday, Sept. 22, 6pm: works-in-progress artist's talk
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-8pm: " take root among the stars" exhibition reception [documentation]

Alexandria Eregbu
Monday, Oct. 24, 6-8pm: Alexandria Eregbu open studio and artist's talk

Devin Cain
Thursday, Nov. 17, 6pm: screening & Q+A
“Persecution + Release”:
An experimental work told in five parts featuring new footage, found footage, and recycled footage. In conjunction with the artist's exhibition "To Nothingness with Love", this newly created piece traverses deep unconscious transgressions + sentiments held within the human narrative that may lead towards an ontological emancipation.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-8pm: lecture & exhibition reception: "To Nothingness with Love"

Terrence Nance
Monday, Dec. 5, 3:30pm: screening (a selection of short films) at FilmScene

Fall 2016 CAS programming is supported by grants from the Iowa Art Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the City of Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee. Thanks also to the University of Iowa Center for the Book and Little Village for their support!


The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is an initiative to re-imagine new futures for marginalized peoples by generating safe work spaces for artists of color. Organized by Anaïs Duplan, CAS hosts visiting artists and artists-in-residence and produces lectures, workshops, public forums, and exhibitions on the intersections of race, technology, and the diaspora.

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