As part of the ongoing programming for We. Construct. Marvels. Between. Monuments., Public Annex leads a monthly Contemporary Trends class, free and open to the public, at Portland Art Museum, exploring a different section of the Museum each month, creating a space for discovery and discussion amongst people who identify with and without disability. The program will take place on Free First Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m.
Please meet in the Hoffman Lobby (entrance near the Museum Shop).
Check back the week of for more info on the thematic focus for this month’s program.
Stephanie Syjuco, Artist and Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of California at Berkeley
Stephanie Syjuco joins us for a talk as part of the installation of her work NotMoMA, the first social-practice artwork to enter the Museum’s permanent collection and currently on view in Marvels. In her wider practice, Syjuco creates large-scale spectacles of collected cultural objects, cumulative archives, and temporary vending installations, often with an active public component that invites viewers to directly participate as producers or distributors. Using collaborative cocreation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. This has included starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods, presenting parasitic art-counterfeiting events, and developing alternative vending economies. Her work was recently included in “New Photography: Being” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (March 2018) and “Public Knowledge,” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2018).
Public programs for We.Construct.Marvels.Between.Monuments. are presented in partnership with c3:initiative.Reserve tickets