Join a conversation that challenges dominant perspectives and representations of the Asian diaspora. This session is led by Francis Estrada, Abed Haddad, and Isabelle Saldaña, who will discuss their personal connections to works by Mona Hatoum, Stephanie Syjuco, and Wu Tsang. They will share their experiences of what it means to encounter artworks that relay less hegemonic perspectives from Asian diasporas dealing with regionality, (in)visibility, and inclusivity.
In Shifting Perspectives, MoMA staff facilitate casual conversations about their experiences finding personal connections with artwork in the collection. Staff introduce one artwork, then we’ll gather in small groups to discuss questions related to themes and ideas that resonate with the group. No experience with or prior knowledge of art history is required. Grab your favorite drink and log on!
Francis Estrada is an educator at MoMA and an artist who interrogates how visual cues found in historical photographs, mass media, political propaganda, and personal archives influence or inflect social or cultural narratives.
Abed Haddad is a conservation scientist at MoMA who studies artists’ materials, their histories and their uses. As a Jordanian immigrant, Abed is interested in narratives and questions on movement, belonging, representation, and equity.
Isabelle Saldaña writes and performs, with attention to how Blackness, indigeneity, earth, and intimacy exist in relationship with one another. They are currently a MoMA/Studio Museum Fellow and editor of “&,” a space for experimental feminist theory-making and artistic practice in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory.
Registration is now open.
This session will be led virtually through Zoom, a free video-conferencing software. Participants should have access to a computer, smart phone, or tablet with a camera and Internet access. Participants may also dial in using a phone line. Participants will receive a zoom link 24 hours before the program begins.
This session will have software-generated closed captions. A PDF of the presentation will be distributed to all participants 24 hours prior to the program. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning are available with advance notice, contingent on service provider availability. For more information on accessibility at MoMA please visit our Accessibility page. For accessibility questions or accommodation requests please email [email protected] or call (212) 708-9781.
Let’s Talk Art is a series of conversations about art, led by MoMA staff. Sessions are open to all.
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