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Nov. 2023

Cloth as Land: HMong Indigeneity

Nov. 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - Jun. 16, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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On view November 18–June 16, 2024 Indigeneity—a state of being Indigenous and originating from a specific place; encompassing displaced minorities whose ancestral homelands have been lost due to colonialism, yet preserved in the continuity of cultures, identities, and kinship. HMong Indigeneity lives in textiles: vibrant, breathing pieces of cloth shaped by HMong hands to illustrate ancestral landmarks and homelands. Here, lines converge to form patterns and an aesthetic of kin that replace teb chaws—land, country, and place—as pathways for Indigeneity…

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Cloth as Land: HMong Indigeneity

Nov. 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am - Jun. 16, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
[map]

On view November 18–June 16, 2024 Indigeneity—a state of being Indigenous and originating from a specific place; encompassing displaced minorities whose ancestral homelands have been lost due to colonialism, yet preserved in the continuity of cultures, identities, and kinship. HMong Indigeneity lives in textiles: vibrant, breathing pieces of cloth shaped by HMong hands to illustrate ancestral landmarks and homelands. Here, lines converge to form patterns and an aesthetic of kin that replace teb chaws—land, country, and place—as pathways for Indigeneity…

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Dec. 2023

Asberrry Davis: Run Your Own Way

Dec. 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - May. 18, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until January 8, 2024

Asberry Davis began making “things,” as he called them, in the early 1970s, on land in the Congaree Swamp in South Carolina. In the late 1960s, a widow named Ella Riley had moved onto the land near Davis, living in a one-room construction he built for her. After her death, in 1973, Davis stacked all of her possessions into a pseudo-mausoleum memorial, which he planted with flowers and tended to for the rest of his life. This act of remembrance…

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Feb. 2024

The Secret of Muddy Water

Feb. 17 @ 10:00 am - May. 19 @ 5:00 pm
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States
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When artists began making work at Kohler Co. factory in 1974, they were taught some of the industrial techniques Kohler associates were willing to share. One of these processes allowed artists to create larger works without the issues of cracking and collapsing that commonly hindered them. That technique involves the use of slip, a mixture of water and clay. Clayton Hill, a Kohler Co. associate who worked alongside many artists in the early years of the Arts/Industry residency program, described…

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