Hear from artists Yung Yemi and Samar Hejazi and learn how to document your work, present it digitally, and share it virtually.
Do you know how to leverage your experience as an artist working in public spaces after the installation and performance ends?
Digitizing your art through photography and sharing your creation process helps make your work interactive and available online to those who can’t experience it in person. Hear from artists Adeyemi Adegbesan (AKA Yung Yemi) and Samar Hejazi and learn how to document your work, present it digitally, and share it virtually in this 1.5 hour hour webinar that will support artists of all disciplines who exhibit their work in public spaces, through shared learnings about documenting your work.
Event Date and Time:
Thursday, April 22, 2021
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Presented by STEPS and Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network, this workshop is offered as part of the 2021 CreateSpace BIPOC Public Art Residency through Neighbourhood Arts Network’s Making A Living Making Art program.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2021 with any other accessibility requests.
Adeyemi is a Toronto based photographic artist whose practice aims to examine the intersectionality of black identity. Reflecting on blackness through pre-colonial – colonial – present day and future timelines, across regions, religions, varying levels of income, and political lines; Adegbesan interrogates the dichotomy of the richness of black experiences with the imposed societal homogeneity of ‘Blackness’. Through his work Adegbesan pulls from these varying elements to create Afro-futuristic portraits that embody history, future, and culture all in one.
Samar is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Toronto. By channeling her ancestry through the historical choreography found in traditional craft practices, Hejazi observes the complex conversations between conceptual ideas of social construction and self identification. She uses her art to examine how the crossing of cultures forms new ways of identifying oneself while exploring the development of cultural narratives.