Curatorial Intern Emmanuel Olunkwa presents a public gallery talk focused on Cathy Wilkes, exploring how Wilkes’s approach to art and staging foregrounds our emotional relationship to objects, and how these objects can trigger memories, scents, and scenes. His interpretation of Wilkes's work emphasizes the specific context of each space and the artist's subtle alterations to familiar things, emphasizing the relationship between what we see and how we remember. Olunkwa's presentation will focus on key works to draw out the themes of care, labor, and intimacy that recur in the exhibition.
Emmanuel Olunkwa is a Curatorial Intern at MoMA PS1. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts at The New School.
This talk will begin in the museum lobby at 2 p.m.