Roksana Filipowska will present a talk on her essay commissioned for our current exhibition, “Rematerializing Care: Plastic and Plasticity in the work of Shari Mendelson.” In her essay, Filipowska writes that Shari Mendelson transforms single-use plastic containers into objects that inspire care. Whereas plastic containers signify almost nothing, Mendelson draws on the imagery of animal-shaped vessels from antiquity, which remain full of meaning even when empty. Drawing on her studio visit with Mendelson, Filipowska traces the way that Mendelson activates the plasticity of throwaway plastic and the uncomfortable overlaps between climate change and contemporary museum practice. Attendees will have access to Filipowska’s essay in advance. This program will be held in the Zoom webinar format, and viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments. To read Roksana Filipowska’s essay please click here.
Rematerializing Care: A Conversation with Roksana Filipowska
Friday, October 30, 2020 12pm–1pm