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    Agent for Change - In Response: After/Images with Frye Art Museum

    Myself
    Another Individual

    FACULTY Georgia Erge, Curator Frye Art Museum + Elisabeth Vasquez Hein, Teaching Artist
    DATE / TIME August 10, 2024 | 12:30-5:30pm
    FORMAT In-person, enrollment is limited to 12 students.
    LEVEL Foundation
    PREREQS None

     

    The Frye Art Museum is hosting an exhibition by renowned Filipino American artist Stephanie Syjuco entitled Future/Images, on view June 1 - September 8, 2024. Syjuco’s exhibition centers on the camera as a technology of imperialism that records and creates racialized American histories. Across the exhibition’s photographs, videos, and installations, Syjuco employs visual disruptions, annotations, and other cues of constructed-ness that counter the colonizer’s power to shape the visual record without being seen.

    As part of Photographic Center Northwest’s (PCNW) 2024 Agent for Change workshop series and the Frye's Yes, And series, PCNW and the Frye Art Museum are partnering to offer a workshop that explores Syjuco’s exhibition. Participants enrolled in this one-day workshop will explore Stephanie Syjuco: Future/Images in person at the Frye Art Museum, guided by curator Georgia Erger, then discuss the ideas and themes presented in the work. Returning to PCNW, participants will then work with PCNW teaching artist Elisabeth Vasquez Hein to create photo collage-based works of their own inspired by Syjuco’s exhibition.

    This workshop explores the relationship between the visual record and the way we view our ancestral inheritance and cultural identities. We will look at photo-based work that integrates historical and family archives, while considering which voices have been present in (or erased from) photographic histories. How are artists responding to generational/collective trauma and racialized histories? What narratives have been constructed through a dominant culture and what narratives belong to us? How can we reshape and reclaim narratives in our creative processes?

    We will reflect on our own photographic voices, identify archives and sources of narrative central to our identities, and experiment with writing and its relationship to our visual expression. The workshop will culminate in participants making and sharing their own photo-based collage.

    Participants will need to provide their own transportation to and from PCNW. Registration for this event will be managed through the PCNW website.

     

    Image Credits: Stephanie Syjuco