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Virtual Artist Talk Series: Abigail DeVille and Christopher K. Ho in Conversation
November 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please join us on Thursday, November 12 at 2 pm for a conversation between FIT alum Abigail DeVille and current FIT artist fellow Christopher K. Ho presented jointly by Hyde Park Art Center and Fashion Institute of Technology.
As FIT’s art fellow Christopher K. Ho uses FIT as “site,” or as a place for inspiration to create work and collaborate with students, currently working remotely from Colorado. Ho is a maker, writer, and organizer and is known for materially exquisite objects that draw from material about and lived encounters with power and otherness in an unevenly decolonized increasingly networked world. His worked has been exhibited internationally and has been written about in Hyperallergic, Art in America and Art Asia Pacific.
Maintaining a long-standing interest in marginalized people and places, Abigail DeVille, Fine Arts ’09, 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, and a new sculpture in Madison Square Park.
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 New York City, and her work about it, is both personal and political.
The Hyde Park Art Center is a hub for contemporary arts in Chicago, serving as a gathering and production space for artists and the broader community to cultivate ideas, impact social change, and connect with new networks.
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