Revision: Translating Histories Artist Talk
Presented by Harlem School of the Arts Department of Art & Design in conjunction with Codify Art
Join us for an afternoon talk-back among exhibiting artists Aqeel Malcolm and Shaina Lee-Shuan Yang. The artists will share their creative process of engaging with cultural ancestries ranging from Haitian migration and Yoruba beliefs to the everyday mythologies of good luck charms and barber capes to craft contemporary portraits of deep-rooted canons.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
6:30pm - 7:30pm
HSA Gallery, Free & Open to the Public
On view April 12-June 2
Revision: Translating Histories at HSA
Revision: Translating Histories draws from historical revisionism to examine how symbols are translated, codified, and questioned across time. Both past events and imagined futures are denatured across multiple retellings, like a game of Telephone where each recipient passes the narrative through their own filters, whether personal or hegemonic, creating increasingly specific interpretations in the process. At each nexus, the listener becomes the teller. The four artists in Revision: Translating Histories engage with cultural ancestries ranging from Haitian migration and Yoruba beliefs to the everyday mythologies of good luck charms and barber capes to craft contemporary portraits of deep-rooted canons.
Artists: Nathalie Jolivert, Aqeel Malcolm, Oluseye, Shaina Yang
Thursday, April 12, 2018 • 6pm
Opening Reception, 6pm
Harlem School of the Arts
645 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030