Panel Discussion + Opening Reception | In the Wake: 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Thu May 16th 2024, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Event Sponsor
Department of Art & Art History
McMurtry Building
355 Roth Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Oshman Hall

The 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition, In the Wake, gathers its constellated meaning from Christina Sharpe’s text, a critical offering that presents new visions for holding self and space amidst anti-Black violence. This group exhibition is curated by Enrique Chagoya and features the thesis artwork of five graduating art practice MFA students: Joanna Keane Lopez, Wendy Liu, Jessica Monette, Yunfei Ren, and Pablo Tut.

As title and prelude, In the Wake becomes a lens through which we, in community, can intentionally discuss a multitude of ongoing struggles, structures, and stories engaged by the five artists featured in the exhibition — the felt memory of multigenerational storytelling and its shaping of identity, state violence and its intimate relationship to domestic space, climate catastrophe as an articulation of a nation’s perpetuation of systemic racism, legacies of transpacific migration and the ancestral offering as a call to home, regional border conflicts, Mayan heritage, and the tensions enacted through religious imposition.

Join the 2024 MFA cohort in a panel discussion to celebrate the 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition on May 16 from 4:00-5:00pm in Oshman Hall. The conversation will be moderated by Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University and hosted by Bryn Ashley Evans, PhD student in the Department of Art and Art History.

After the discussion, we invite all attendees to join us at the Stanford Art Gallery (419 Lasuen Mall) for the exhibition's opening reception from 5:00-7:00pm.

Panel Discussion: Thursday, May 16, 4-5pm (Oshman Hall)

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 5-7pm (Stanford Art Gallery)

VISITOR INFORMATIONOshman Hall is located at 355 Roth Way, in the McMurtry Building of the Stanford campus. Visitor parking is free after 4pm on weekdays, except by the Oval. Alternatively, take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Transit Center and hop on the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle. If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Julianne Garcia at juggarci [at] (juggarci[at]stanford[dot]edu). This event is free and is open to Stanford affiliates and the general public.

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