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09 Dec 2011

Mining Memory: Rethinking the Archive – Joanne Lefrak and Mary Ann Redding

Related Event: Mining Memory: Rethinking the Archive with speakers Joanne Lefrak and Mary Ann Redding

Many of the artists in Agitated Histories examine the contents of historic archives and re-present the material in new and unexpected ways to re-contextualize the subject matter. This reimagining of the facts of history serves to increase our understanding of the historical event and also forces us to question the reality or truths of the historical event. In this lecture, Lefrak will examine the works in SITE’s exhibition by Sam Durant, Lorraine O’Grady, Zoe Leonard and Cheryl Dunye, which all reference photography archives.

Mary Anne Redding will dialogue with Lefrak to share her expertise in photographic archive collections and further contextualize the work presented at SITE.

Mary Anne Redding is the Curator of Photography at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum. She has more than 25 years of experience working as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator, writer, and arts administrator.

Joanne Lefrak is the Director of Education and Outreach at SITE Santa Fe.