Speaking Parts: A conversation with artists Joy Episalla and Suzanne Silver – Moderated by curator Margaret Tedesco
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 5-6pm PST, 8-9pm EST
This is a free online event | Click here recording of event
*Closed captioning will be available

On the occasion of An Opera of Whispers, curated by Margaret Tedesco and currently on view in our library, please join us for a conversation with artists Joy Episalla and Suzanne Silver about their practices and the works included in the exhibition. We will discuss the private gestures, the affect of objects, and the correspondence between the works in the exhibition, including the sound works by composer Sivan Silver-Swartz.

*For inquiries about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please email ana@slashart.org by November 3, 2023.

Joy Episalla (she/they) is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist, whose work repositions photography and the moving image into the territory of sculpture. She has been exhibiting in the US and internationally since the 1980s, including at MoMA PS1, Artist Space and ICP in New York, ICA Philadelphia, Centre Pompidou and Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Writing about her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Artforum, the New York Times and Two Coats of Paint. Episalla is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy. They are represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York.

Suzanne Silver makes drawings, paintings, objects, and installations where unexpected materials are combined to create a visual language that is open to multiple readings. Silver has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the US and internationally, including in France, Italy, and Israel. Her work is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Jewish Museum in New York, and her artist’s book, Blacklists/Whitelists, was published by Logan Elm Press. Silver is Associate Professor of Art at The Ohio State University.

Margaret Tedesco is an artist, independent curator, and designer who has collaborated with artists, writers, choreographers, and filmmakers for over three decades. In 2007, she established 2nd Floor Projects, an artist-run exhibition and publishing imprint, and received the Southern Exposure Alternative Exposure Award. 2nd Floor Projects has participated in Printed Matter’s New York & Los Angeles Art Book Fairs, the San Francisco Art Book Fair, Berlin Art Book Fair, KADIST and Southern Exposure’s Book Fairs, and SFMOMA’s Printed Publics exhibition. As an artist, Tedesco has exhibited nationally and internationally.