Summer Workshop Program 2024

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Ilana Savdie The Monstrous Body July 7 to July 12, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Collage Materials Fee: $25.00 Open To All On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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This workshop will focus on how to understand the way our bodies relate to the world through touch, through image, and through material instincts. It will use the history of collage, assemblage and decollage as a way of imagining new configurations of the self. We will be exploring method and meaning in art making, the role of experimentation and failure, and the translation of experience into artwork. We will learn about historic and contemporary artists that explore the body through its own unraveling. Participants will gather, build, excavate, and translate, exploring how these gestures can help us create new paths. We will lean into our leaky boundaries and through the monstrous, look beyond what is and into what can be.

Before the workshop, please read “My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the Village of Chamounix (Performing Transgender Rage)” by Susan Stryker & “The Queer Art of Failure” by Jack Halberstam (essay).

Both PDFs are listed below.

Ilana-Savdie-Materials-List-SP24.docx.pdf My-Words-to-Victor-Frankenstein.pdf The-Queer-Art-of-Failure.pdf


Ilana Savdie received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Recent solo exhibitions include Radical Contractions at The Whitney Museum of American Art (2023), In Jest at White Cube, London (2022); and Entrañadas at Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (2021). Savdie’s work is represented in prominent collections, including Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Jewish Museum in New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

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