Artist Roundtable: Visuality, with Stephanie Syjuco, Antonius-Tín Bui, Royal Sumikat, Matt Manalo
Asia Society at Home
HOUSTON, January 11, 2021 — On Wednesday, January 6, Asia Society Texas Center collaborated with Blaffer Art Museum and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to present Artist Roundtable: Visuality.
Featuring Oakland-based artist Stephanie Syjuco, who was joined by artists Antonius-Tín Bui, Royal Sumikat, and Matt Manalo (moderator), the webcast was held in conjunction with Stephanie Syjuco: The Visible Invisible, on view at Blaffer Art Museum from October 17, 2020 – January 10, 2021.
Through an hour and a half of discussion, responding to one another's questions as well as those of the audience, the four spent time discussing how they situate their individual practices in the current political and institutional climates, as well as addressing the multiplicity of identities and communities they navigate as they create work that reflects their current realities.
We have transcribed the conversation, which you can access or download below.
Please note that while the transcript has been reviewed for accuracy, it was originally produced by an automated service and may still contain small inaccuracies.
This program is organized by Blaffer Art Museum, Asia Society Texas Center, and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Exhibitions and their related programs at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Nancy C. Allen and Leslie and Brad Bucher. Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., Olive Jenney, and Ann Wales. United Airlines is our official airline partner. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.
Stephanie Syjuco: The Visible Invisible is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous support is also provided by Seth Ammerman, Wanda Kownacki, Janet Mohle-Boetani, Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman, Tom Schiff, Megan & Paul Segre, and Carlie Wilmans. Special thanks go to Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco and Ryan Lee Gallery, New York for their extensive assistance and support of this exhibition. Lead annual support for exhibitions and programming at the Blaffer Art Museum is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Farrell Family Foundation. Major annual funding is provided by Leslie & Brad Bucher and the John P. McGovern Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Bridget & Patrick Wade and Blaffer Art Museum Advisory Board members. The following donors sustain Blaffer Art Museum in perpetuity by giving through endowments: Cecil Amelia Blaffer von Furstenberg Endowment for Exhibitions and Programs, Jane Dale Owen Endowment in the Blaffer Art Museum, Jo and Jim Furr Exhibition Endowment in the Blaffer Art Museum, Sarah C. Morian Endowment, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Blaffer Gallery Endowment.
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