Panel Discussion/Talk

Virtual Art Talk: Pairings: Doris Salcedo & Abbas Akhavan

Thursday, June 17, 2021
6 – 7PM

Pair your favorite drink with a lively and informative 45-minute conversation on two works of art by Doris Salcedo and Abbas Akhavan, two artists whose work addresses alternative memorials and monuments to often unsung heroes.

Doris Salcedo’s (b. 1958, Bogotá, Colombia; lives/works: Bogotá) elegiac sculptures and installations create space for mourning, as she bears witness to histories of violence and trauma.

Abbas Akhavan’s (b. 1977, Tehran, Iran; lives/works: Montreal) site-specific works often take the concept of “studies” which allow for room for interpretation, inquiry, and open-endedness.

Two educators, Angela Garcia and Maya Jeffereis, will guide participants in looking closely at these two works of art and dive deep into conversation. Come open to sharing your responses to the works, learning something you perhaps didn’t know, and meaningfully connecting with others.

Angela Garcia is an independent art historian and educator with 20 years of experience creating and leading engaging experiences and conversations with art. She has lectured and facilitated conversations at The Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, Morris Jumel Mansion among other academic, and cultural institutions.

Maya Jeffereis is a Brooklyn-based artist, educator, and museum consultant with 15 years of experience working in the arts. She believes art offers us the opportunity to deeply know ourselves, to think critically about the world around us, and to meaningfully connect with others. Maya has taught at The Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Shed, and Hunter College, among other institutions.

Where: Zoom (link provided upon registration)