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Mournable Lives: Reimagining Memorial & Who is Memorialized

Hosted by Indira Allegra

Mournable Lives: Reimagining Memorial & Who is Memorialized
How can art re-imagine what a memorial can be and who memorials can be built for? Join artist Indira Allegra for a talk & Q+A on how weaving can be used as a framework to honor marginalized lives.

Memorial as a genre is vital for its ability to hold the tension which grief creates inside crafted objects, spaces and rituals. Indira Allegra is re-imagining what a memorial can feel like, the scale on which it can exist and how it can function through the practices of performance, sculpture and installation.

Allegra's work has been featured in exhibitions at Museum of Art and Design, The Arts Incubator in Chicago, John Michael Kholer Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Center for Craft Creativity & Design, Mills College Art Museum, Weinberg/Newton, Museum of the African Diaspora, and The Alice Gallery among others. Her commissions include performances for SFMOMA, de Young Museum, The Wattis Institute, City of Oakland and SFJAZZ Poetry Festival. Allegra’s work has been featured on BBC Radio 4, Art Journal, KQED and Surface Design Magazine. She is a triennial 2019-2022 Montalvo Art Center Sally and Don Lucas Artist Fellow.

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