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Hue Live Online Event: Unearthing Forgotten Histories: A Studio Visit with Noted New York Artist Abigail DeVille
April 23 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
In this virtual Hue Live event, Hue Managing Editor Alex Joseph visits internationally renowned artist Abigail DeVille at her studio.
Maintaining a long-standing interest in marginalized people and places, New York-based Abigail DeVille creates site-specific immersive installations designed to bring attention to these forgotten stories, such as with the sculpture she built on the site of a former African American burial ground in Harlem.
DeVille often works with objects and materials sourced from the area surrounding the exhibition site, and her theatrical aesthetic embodies the phrase, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” Though collected objects are essential to her installations, DeVille’s priority is the stories her installations can tell. DeVille’s family roots in New York go back at least two generations; her interest in the city, and her work about it, is both personal and political.
About Hue Live
FIT’s Hue Live is a series of intimate conversations featuring the people and stories that define FIT. Starting this spring, when connecting the FIT community around common interests and pursuits is more important than ever, Hue’s managing editor Alex Joseph, will speak with some of FIT’s most talented and influential alumni across a range of industries.
This event is free but registration is required; register here.