Free lecture on the creation of Carlos Rolón’s “Tokyo Boogie” July 11

Independent curator and writer Brett Levine will discuss Carlos Rolón’s large-scale painting, “Tokyo Boogie.”

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dzineCarlos Rolón (Dzine), (American, b. 1970); Detail of Tokyo Boogie 2003; Envirotex and acrylic on canvas on wood mount; Collection of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, UABLearn more about the creation of Carlos Rolón’s large-scale painting “Tokyo Boogie,” from independent curator, writer and editor Brett Levine during a lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the College of Arts and Sciences’ Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

Levine’s research on curatorial intervention appears in “Who Runs the Artworld: Money, Power and Ethics,” published by Libri, London. He served as the director of the former UAB Visual Arts Gallery from 2001-2011.

“Carlos Rolón: Boxed,” which features a variety of works exploring the sport of boxing, 

is on display at the AEIVA through Aug. 4. As part of the exhibition, “Tokyo Boogie,” created in 2006, is on display for the first time in 15 years.

Rolón, a first-generation immigrant of Puerto Rican descent, was formerly known throughout the art world as Dzine. He lives and works in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. His work is autobiographical, often merging his memories with his imagination. Rolón creates site-specific works. His work has been exhibited in museums across the globe, such as the Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; among many others.

AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sundays and holidays.