Virtual Opening Lecture
Thursday, June 17
Telfair Museums, Jepson Center Online
Never Spoken Again is a traveling exhibition that reflects on the birth of modern collections, the art institutions that sustain them and their contingent origin stories. In considering how institutional collections organize our lives, Never Spoken Again brings together artists whose works open up a critique of material culture, iconography, and political ecologies. These practices examine not only the collected objects and the systems of distribution that facilitate their circulation but also the disciplines and subjects of study that they trade in.
Watch the video below to hear from curator David Ayala-Alfonso, with artists Sofia de Grenade and Beatriz Santiago Muñoz for a discussion on this exhibition and their practices that questions the underpinnings of modern collections and the political ecologies of resource extraction.
Click here to learn more about ICI’s traveling exhibition, Never Spoken Again.
Image credit: Never Spoken Again: Rogue Stories of Science and Collections, installation view at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, 2020. Photo: Eat Pomegranate Photography. Courtesy of MSU Broad and ICI.