Join us for the public launch of Activating our Archives in conversation with Magnum photographer Sim Chi Yin.
Modern Art Oxford and Fusion Arts present Activating Our Archives 2021: In Conversation with Sim Chi Yin
Join us for this online event where we will be publicly launching Activating our Archives 2021 – Protest & Play as well as presenting Magnum photographer Sim Chi Yin and her recently published work ‘She Never Rode that Trishaw Again’.
The event will be hosted by Sunil Shah, lead artist on Activating our Archives, who will introduce this year’s programme and in conversation with Chi Yin, will discuss the archive’s potential for examining the personal and the political, forms of protest and effects of play.
Saturday 28th August 2021, 1-3pm BST
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About Activating Our Archives 2021 - Protest & Play
Activating Our Archives 2021 is a project that invites participants with an interest in storytelling and photography to explore forms of protest and expressions of play through the use photographs, film, digital images and archives.
The project is led by artist and curator Sunil Shah in partnership with Modern Art Oxford and Fusion Arts and offers participants a series of free weekly workshops based at both of the organisations' venues.
About Sim Chi Yin
Sim Chi Yin is an artist from Singapore whose research-based practice includes photography, moving image, archival interventions and text-based performance, and focuses on history, conflict, memory and extraction. She is newly based in Berlin.
Recent solo exhibitions include One Day We’ll Understand, Les Rencontres d’Arles (2021), One Day We’ll Understand, Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden (2020) and One Day We’ll Understand, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong (2019).
Her work has also been included in group shows such as Most People Were Silent, Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, United Kingdom (2019); UnAuthorised Medium, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Relics, Jendela (Visual Arts Space) Gallery, Esplanade, Singapore (both 2018); and the Guangzhou Image Triennial ( 2021), the 15th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2017).
Sim was commissioned as the Nobel Peace Prize photographer in 2017, nominated for the Vera List Center’s Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice 2020.
Chi Yin is represented by Zilberman Gallery in Berlin and Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong. She joined Magnum Photos as a nominee member in 2018 and is currently also doing a visual practice-based PhD at King’s College London.⠀
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