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The Afro-Caribbean Mythopoetic Tradition


The CAS reading room’s inaugural exhibition, a selection of books and media tracing the Afro-Caribbean mythopoetic tradition, curated by manuel arturo abreu.

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manuel arturo abreu (b. 1991, Santo Domingo) is a poet/artist from the Bronx. They received their BA in Linguistics from Reed College, 2014. They use what is at hand in a process of magical thinking, with attention to ritual aspects of aesthetics. Recent projects at Critical Path, Sydney; SOIL, Seattle; AB Lobby Gallery, PSU, Portland; Yaby, Madrid; MoMA and MoMA PS1, New York; NCAD Gallery, Dublin; AA|LA Gallery, Los Angeles; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva; Veronica, Seattle; Rhizome and the New Museum, online; the Art Gym, Portland; Yale Union, Portland; and Open Signal Portland Community Media Center. abreu is the author of two books of poetry, List of Consonants and transtrender, and one book of critical art writing, Incalculable Loss. abreu composes club-feasible worship music as Tabor Dark. They also co-facilitate home school, a free pop-up art school in Portland currently in its fourth year of curriculum and in residency in 2019 at Yale Union, Portland.