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Curator's Tour of Introducing Ellie Ga

Curator's Tour of Introducing Ellie Ga

Introducing Ellie Ga features recent acquisitions by Ellie Ga, an American artist living in Sweden. This physical display continues ongoing efforts to introduce Ga and her artistic practice to the Bryn Mawr community, in the face of challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Introducing Ellie Ga is on view in the Eva J. Coombe ‘52 Special Collections Suite on the second floor of Canaday Library beginning October 18. Join curators Carrie Robbins (Curator for Art & Artifacts) and Matt Feliz (History of Art) for a tour.

View last spring's Zoom-based conversations with the artist.

Plans for Ga’s residency are renewed for the 2021-22 academic year, but remain contingent on pandemic-related protocols. As soon as it is possible, Ga will come to campus to engage with Special Collections in the production of a new work of art commissioned by the College.  

Ga works between memoir, travelogue, and visual essay connecting ideas and presenting them as multichannel videos or performances with live narration. Her artistic process involves extended periods of research, including conversations with people in roles, such as museum directors, scholars, or Arctic explorers. Her interests are interdisciplinary and cross-temporal. She speaks of her work as a collection of chance encounters, what is lost (and accrued) in translating between spoken and written words, and archaeological discovery. Her recent work, Gyres 1-3 (2019), was a commission for the Whitney Biennial, where it was reviewed in The New York Times and Artnews.    

 

Date:
November 5, 2021
Time:
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Canaday 205
Campus:
Library & Information Technology Services
Categories:
  Exhibition     Friday Finds     Special Collections  

Event Organizer

Carrie Robbins