Inappropriate Covers: Opening and Artist Talk by Stephanie Syjuco
Friday, April 10
List Art Center Auditorium, David Winton Bell Gallery
The David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University presents Inappropriate Covers, an exhibition of multimedia works by 11 established and emerging artists through Friday, May 29, 2009. Artists participating in the exhibition include Jim Campbell, Brian Dettmer, Kenneth Goldsmith, Kelly Heaton, Christian Marclay, L. Amelia Raley, Ted Riederer, Brian Kim Stefans, Stephanie Syjuco, John Oswald, and Mark Wallinger.
An opening will be held on Friday, April 10, with an artist talk by Stephanie Syjuco (http://stephaniesyjuco.com/) at 5:30 p.m. in the List Art Center Auditorium. Reception to follow. The gallery will be open from 5:30 to 7:30pm, during and after the talk.
STEPHANIE SYJUCO is a visual artist who’s recent work uses the tactics of bootlegging, reappropriation, and fictional fabrications to address issues of cultural biography, labor, and economic globalization. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her objects mistranslate and misappropriate iconic symbols, creating frictions between high ideals and everyday materials. This has included re-creating several 1950s Modernist furniture pieces by French designer Charlotte Perriand but using cast-off material and rubbish in Beijing, China; starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods; photographing models of Stonehenge made from cheap Asian imported food products; and searching for fragments of the Berlin Wall in her immediate surroundings in an attempt to revisit the historical moment of “the end of History.”