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Past Event

Winter in the Park: Art Encounter

Feb 22 2019

Olympic Sculpture Park

PACCAR Pavilion

7 PM – 9 PM

Become part of an artist's creative process during our Art Encounters.

In collaboration with the yǝha exhibition at King Street Station, the Seattle Art Museum presents an artist residency that will activate the Olympic Sculpture Park throughout the winter and help grow the artistic practice of contemporary Pacific Northwest Native artists. Art Encounters artist in residence Christine Babic (Chugach Alutiiq) is researching, workshoping, and realizing an immersive project exploring the gap between contemporary and traditional Indigenous works.

In collaboration with artist Alex Britt (Nansemond/White), Babic presents ROOM FOR ONE THOUSAND, an installation and performance about the colonization of the Seattle area by the Denny Party. This Art Encounter includes a durational performance by Babic and Britt, as well as opportunities to explore the installation.

About the Artists

Christine Babic is a multi-disciplinary contemporary Indigenous artist. Born and raised in the rural fishing community Cordova, Alaska, her work explores geographical heritage, colonial discourse, and her Chugach Alutiiq identity. Indigenous materials play a heavy role in Christine’s work creating a dialogue around authenticity & the politics of language.

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JAN 25

Winter in the Park: Art Encounter

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.
Photo: Jen Au

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.