It is a true pleasure to welcome Boston based photographic artist Sarah Malakoff to the Griffin for an in person artist talk and book signing.
Join us on Friday June 23rd at 6pm for a presentation about Sarah’s series that culminated in her new book, Personal History. Books will be on hand for personalization and purchase. The book signing and reception will be held after the presentation.
In Personal History, Sarah Malakoff turns her attention to objects displayed within American homes that reference culture, history, and ideology. Whether representations of historical figures, events, or monuments, the possessions point to a longing for connection to the past and an engagement with the world at large. Often the collections of objects underscore the privilege and power implicit in the act of collecting. These souvenirs resonate — sometimes humorously, sometimes disturbingly — with the other possessions and architecture that surround them, uneasily vacillating between heroism and kitsch, patriotism and colonialism.
About Sarah Malakoff –
Sarah Malakoff’s large-scale color photographs are examinations of the home and its psychologically charged, uncanny spaces and objects. Her work has been widely exhibited in both solo and group shows nationally and are included in several public and private collections. Untitled Interiors, a 16 page Artist’s Project, was published in Esopus Magazine in 2007. She has been awarded Fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2001 and 2011 and a Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2011. She is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and resides in Boston, Massachusetts.
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