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Monument Lab: In Conversation with Ken Lum

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A virtual conversation with Ken Lum, Jon Tupper, and Shauna McCabe

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Join us on Thursday, December 3, at 7 pm for a virtual conversation with Ken Lum (artist and Chief Curatorial Advisor for Monument Lab), Jon Tupper (Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria), and Shauna McCabe (Director of the Art Gallery of Guelph). In 2012, Lum founded Monument Lab with Paul Farber with the goal to cultivate and facilitate critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments. A public art and history studio, Monument Lab aims to engage our inherited symbols in order to unearth the next generation of monuments that elevate stories of resistance and hope.

Currently Chair of the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, Lum was formerly Head of the Graduate Program in Studio Art at the University of British Columbia, Visiting Professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Graduate Professor at the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College. Lum was made a Guggenheim Fellow in 1999 and awarded a Killam Award for Outstanding Research in 1998 and the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award in 2007.

Image: Tania Bruguera’s monument to the new immigrant was a sculpture of a child that would disintegrate from exposure to the elements over time to be replaced throughout the exhibition with new versions by students. Part of a citywide public art and history project, 20 artists were invited to create monuments for modern Philadelphia. Courtesy of Mural Arts Philadelphia/Monument Lab.

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