Episode No. 539 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Stephanie Syjuco and historian Kate Wilson.
Stephanie Syjuco’s work is featured in several exhibitions around the United States. The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth is presenting “Stephanie Syjuco: Double Vision,” a site-specific commission that builds from the Carter’s collection to investigate historical and art historical narratives around American imperialism in the West. The project was curated by Kristen Gaylord and will be on view through January 2023.
Syjuco is also in “Futures,” a 32,000-square-foot pan-Smithsonian exhibition on view at the Smithsonian’s Arts & Industries building through July 6; “Constellations: Photographs in Dialogue” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through August 21; and “Stephanie Syjuco: Latent Images” at New York’s Ryan Lee Gallery through March 12.
Syjuco works across media such as installation and photography to investigate how images have helped build racialized, exclusionary narratives that have helped construct history and determine citizenship. Among the institutions that have presented her projects and solo exhibitions of her work are the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Blaffer Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, the University of Kentucky, the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, and the Asian Art, Havana and Bucharest biennials.
Syjuco works/projects discussed on the program include:
Wilson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Last semester she taught a class called “Race and Identity in Greco-Roman Antiquity.” Concurrently she organized a teaching gallery exhibition in Wash U’s Kemper Art Museum titled, “Colonizing the Past: Constructing Race in Ancient Greece in Rome.” The project was the rare presentation of whiteness studies-informed exhibition in American art museum.
Instagram: Stephanie Syjuco, Tyler Green.
Air date: March 3, 2022.