October 27, 2009 by: Dom
Claire Tancons spoke on October 26, 2009, as part of the Visual Studies Speaker Series.
Claire Tancons is a curator, writer and scholar based in New Orleans whose work focuses on Carnival and processions. As a curator for the 7th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2008), she organized SPRING, a procession inspired by political demonstrations and carnival processions, hailed as one of the biennial’s highlights. As a guest curator for, the 2nd Cape Town Biennial, South Africa, Tancons organized A Walk Into the Night procession inspired by the processional and musical traditions of the Cape Town carnival against the background of the forced removals of the 1960’s. Tancons was the Associate Curator for Prospect 1 New Orleans.