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“Captions From and Toward Correspondence”

Thursday, January 24, 7-9pm

Workshop images found here.


Through a series of writing exercises, both individual and collective, this evening workshop led by Katie Giritlian will invite participants to consider imaginary archives: ones that they wish existed but do not, or ones that do exist but have for some reason—personal or institutional—been rendered inaccessible. The writing activity will be followed by prompts for group storytelling and exchange, fastening the imagining of archives to the imagining of modes for sharing them.

This workshop is open to all and is part of the new season of programming organized by SOHO20’s 2018–2019 curatorial fellow, Mira Dayal, as part of Rethinking Feminism.

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Katie Giritlian is an artist and researcher based in NYC. Interested in actions of memorialization and the voice(s) of the image caption, she makes work, networks and publications with images + text and organizes group listening exercises.

Mira Dayal is an artist, critic, and curator based in New York. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Art Criticism, co-curator of the collaborative artist publication prompt:, and an assistant editor at Artforum. Dayal’s studio work has focused on the routines and materialities of language and the body. Her next solo exhibition is at Lubov gallery in January 2019. Past shows include Material Metaphors at NARS Foundation, Spectral Imprints at A.I.R. Gallery on Governor’s Island, and Volley at Abrons Art Center. Extending and researching these interests, Dayal has previously curated programming and exhibitions on the subjects of intimacy, material residues, and commemoration for venues including Helena Anrather Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, the Pfizer Building, and Barnard College; she also assisted New Museum curator Margot Norton with research for Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours, a biennial in Reykjavik. Dayal’s curatorial practice primarily engages the work of emerging and underrepresented artists. In September 2018, she curated a show of Lizzy De Vita and Hong Seon Jang for 5-50 Gallery, to be followed by Formula 1 at CUE Art Foundation, where she is a Curatorial Fellow, in April 2019.

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