Artist Talk with Aram Han Sifuentes

Wednesday Sep 19, 2018

203 Cornell NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Devin Geraci

Phone: (505) 277-6769
Website: Click to Visit

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Focusing on the artist’s role in civic and democratic participation, she sets the stage for a series of programs and organized political activations with a talk on her art and its purpose.

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UNM Art Museum, in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts and For Freedoms, invites you to join us for our 50 State Initiative kick-off event and keynote talk by artist Aram Han Sifuentes.  Focusing on the artist’s role in civic and democratic participation, Aram will set the stage for a semester-long series of programs and political activations organized by UNM students in the Albuquerque community.  Join us in the Museum after the talk (6:30 – 8:00pm) to meet the artist, add your voice to the For Freedoms conversation and if you have not done so already – register to vote.

Aram Han Sifuentes’s art practice situates itself at the intersection of fiber, social practice, performance, and pedagogy. At the core, she creates socially engaged and materially rich projects in an ‘art world’ environment that are available and accessible for those who are disenfranchised, particularly for dispossessed immigrants of color. She confronts social and racial injustices against the disenfranchised and riff off of official institutions and bureaucratic processes to reimagine new, inclusive, and humanized systems of civic engagement and belonging. She does this by creating participatory and active environments where safety, play, and skill-sharing are emphasized. And even though many of her projects are collaborative and communal in nature, they incite and highlight individual’s experiences, politics, and voice. Much of her communal work revolves around sharing skills as a point of connection. Often, sewing techniques are shared to create multiethnic and intergenerational sewing circles, which become a place for empowerment, subversion and protest.

Aram Han Sifuentes is a fiber, social practice, and performance artist who works to claim spaces for immigrant and disenfranchised communities. Her work often revolves around skill sharing, specifically sewing techniques, to create multiethnic and intergenerational sewing circles, which become a place for empowerment, subversion and protest. Her work has been exhibited at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (Chicago, Illinois), Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, Illinois), Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, Missouri), Asian Arts Initiative (Philadelphia, PA), Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (Seattle, WA), Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum (Seoul, South Korea), and the Design Museum (London, UK).

See also: Found Objects

Fine Arts for Freedoms

Kicking off UNM's participation in the 50 State Initiative is a talk from multi-disciplinary artist Aram Han Sifuentes. Her work is described “at the intersection of fiber, social practice, and pedgaogy.” While she may move in art world spheres, her work remains staunchly for the disenfranchised. Sifuentes will share the practice of creating her physical work, and how she has manifested protest through sewing circles, exchange and more. The talk inaugurates a series of events produced by the UNM Art Museum in collaboration with For Freedoms. This totally free talk with a renowned artist happens on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Keller Hall.

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