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Culture and Diversity

Black Creativity in the Visual Arts
Online Panel Talk
Tuesday, October 6
The cultural world, particularly affected by the COVID crisis, is in full reflection on a necessary effort towards greater diversity. Curators, artist and art professionals invite us to reflect on the necessary change in this sector, where inclusive dialogue is essential. In this panel, we will discuss what has already been done and what the future should hold. Guest speakers include Claude Grunitzky, Delphine Diallo and Christophe Cherix.

Panel moderated by Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson.
Held in English.

Guest Speakers

Delphine Diallo is a Brooklyn-based French and Senegalese visual artist and photographer. She graduated from the Académie Charpentier School of Visual Art in Paris in 1999 before working in the music industry for seven years as a special effect motion artist, video editor and graphic designer. In 2008, she moved to New York to explore her own practice after giving up a cooperate Art Director role in Paris. Diallo was mentored by acclaimed photographer and artist Peter Beard who was impressed by her creativity and spontaneity before offering her to collaborate for the Pirelli calendar photo shoot in Botswana. She works on mixed media with her collages and photography.
Claude Grunitzky is a journalist, editor and entrepreneur. He is best known as founder and editor-in-chief of the lifestyle publication TRACE, an international fashion and music title. He runs TRUE Africa, a media platform championing young African voices, often involved in organizing international cultural exhibitions and events. In February 2017, Grunitzky was elected to the board of trustees of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), one of the world’s liveliest centers for making and enjoying today’s most evocative art. From 2017 to 2019, Grunitzky was the President of the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, which operates The Watermill Center, an international center for the arts.
Christophe Cherix was appointed The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art in 2013. He joined the Museum’s curatorial staff in July 2007, after serving as curator of the Cabinet des Estampes at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva. His specialty is modern and contemporary art, with a particular focus on the art of the 1960s and 1970s.


Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson has worked for 60 Minutes, America’s most watched news program, since 2005. She has produced stories for Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft and Anderson Cooper. She is also reporter for the CUNY- TV programs “Arts in the City” and “Science & U,” and is a co-host of the Carnegie Council’s digital franchise, “Ethics Matter.”