We're Sorry Exhibition Curator Talk & Skype Tour Performance

Saturday, February 15, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
VCAM VCAM 106 Community Kitchen/Presentation Lounge
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Carter, Courtney L
Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities

"We're Sorry" Curator Talk & Skype Tour Performance
Saturday, February 15th
VCAM building, Haverford College

In conjunction with the exhibition WE'RE SORRY THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, curator Courtney Lynne Carter will give a brief talk about the exhibit, the artists, and the works in the show. The talk will be followed by a Skype Tour Performance by Deep Love, artist Korallia Stergides' character from her video piece included in the exhibition.

This event is free and open to the public, and the tour will be indoors. The gallery is located in the VCAM building at Haverford College. Parking is free on campus in the South Lot. The closest public transportation stops are "Haverford" on Regional Rail and Norristown High Speed Line. This building is wheelchair accessible.

Gallery hours are M-F 9am-5pm & Sat-Sun 12-6pm.

February 6 - March 6, 2020

More info at: weresorryexhibition.wordpress.com

Inquiries? clcarter@haverford.edu

Lower Create Space (006)
Visual Culture, Arts, and Media (VCAM)
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA, 19041

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Storefronts, targeted advertisements, and online shopping comprise our daily transactional landscape. In the exhibition, We're sorry, this item is no longer available, artists Maia Chao, Ilana Harris-Babou, and Korallia Stergides assume the guise of a salesperson to consider how we make meaning and ascribe value in such commercial spaces. Working across video and sculpture, they variously employ abject play, affective labor, and hyper-gendered performance to reveal the interplay between object and identity. These familiar spaces then become sites of material desire and messy self-discovery. What comes to the fore in the clamorous solicitation of attention is the absurdity and laboriousness of performing ourselves, and the very aspirations that make us feel valuable.

Korallia Stergides is an interdisciplinary artist based in London and Cyprus. Her work is process-led, using choreographic and spatial processes to interweave experimental film, voice, poetry, performance, and installation. By doing so, she creates fiction out of fragments to make playful discoveries in live and mediated spaces. She collates improvisations and serendipitous experiments into an archive of content and memory that she can recycle in eventual works—a trace of process as well as a product in its own right. She has exhibited her video and live performance internationally in galleries and festivals in the UK, Cyprus, USA, Greece, and Iceland. She has completed residencies at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Chisenhale Gallery & Channel (London); Arts Catalyst Digital Residency (London); The Natural History Museum (London); The Watermill Centre (New York); and The Old Vinegar Factory Mitos (Cyprus); among others. She is currently a student in the MA Fine Art Media graduate program at Slade School of Art, University College London.

Courtney Lynne Carter is a curator, writer, and educator based in Philadelphia. She is currently the Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities at Haverford College, where she is the key coordinator for student and course-related exhibitions, and works on the exhibition team that manages Haverford’s four contemporary art galleries. Her recent curatorial projects include “Your Special Island,” featuring Andrea Chung, Rachelle Dang, and Ming Wong; and “Consent to Be Seen,” a solo show of Riva Lehrer’s work. She has previously worked at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Yale-NUS College in Singapore; Oh! Open House in Singapore; and Amazement Square Children’s Museum. In March 2019, she attended the Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans. She graduated from Haverford College with a B.A. in English.

Image: Still from Korallia Stergides' Deep Love Sales : Drop A Winner X Bubbles Of Time TV Tutorial Special, 2019.

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