Remix History Panel I: History Does Not Repeat Itself

Join Griffin Art Projects’ Adjunct Curator, Dr. Karen Tam, and The Polygon Gallery’s TD Curatorial Fellow, Oluwasayo Olowo-Ake, as they co-host an engaging panel discussion with artists and musicians Pebofatso Mokoena (Johannesburg), Mark V. Campbell (Toronto), and Satch Hoyt (Berlin) to explore migration, sound and place. The conversation will delve into acoustic mappings of history, the land and waters, sonic architecture, and the impact that migrations have had on the creation of diasporic and border-crossing sounds and music.

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About Karen Tam
Karen Tam is a Tiohtià:ke/Montréal-based artist and curator whose research focuses on the constructions and imaginations of cultures and communities through her installations in which she recreates Chinese restaurants, karaoke lounges, opium dens, curio shops and other sites of cultural encounters. Since 2000, she has exhibited her work and participated in residencies in North America, Europe, and China, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, He Xiangning Art Museum, and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. She has received grants and fellowships from the Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts du Québec, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Tam was the winner of the Prix Giverny Capital 2021 awarded by the Fondation Giverny pour l'art contemporain and was a finalist for the 2017 Prix Louis-Comtois, a finalist for the 2016 Prix en art actuel from the Musée national des beaux-arts de Québec, and long-listed for the 2010 and 2016 Sobey Art Awards.

Tam holds an MFA in Sculpture (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and a PhD in Cultural Studies (Goldsmiths, University of London). She is the Adjunct Curator at Griffin Art Projects and is a contributor to the Asia Collections outside Asia: Questioning Artefacts, Cultures and Identities in the Museum (2020) publication edited by Iside Carbone and Helen Wang, and to Alison Hulme (ed.) book, The Changing Landscape of China's Consumerism (2014). She is represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau.

About Oluwasayo Taiwo Olowo-Ake
Oluwasayo Taiwo Olowo-Ake is a curator, singer, songwriter, and artist, from Nigeria. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design from Nottingham Trent University and her Master of Arts in Art History (Critical Curatorial Studies) from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. She currently resides on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations (Vancouver). Oluwasayo is the curator of 'Oruko mi ni: Reinterpreting Ìbejì', of which the second phase, 'Oruko mi: Taiyewo and Kehinde', was part of the Museum of Anthropology’s 'Sankofa: African Routes: Canadian Roots' exhibition. She is also an artist in the Writing Circle Project Collective. Oluwasayo is currently the TD Curatorial Fellow at The Polygon Gallery.