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CDMC | Unsettling: Learning of Equity in Creative Expression and Teaching

December 1, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Xia Gao presents her work and her exploration of equity through her practice. “I would never feel confident to say that my work centers on equity. I would often say that it addresses cultural, social, economic, gender, and environmental issues. However, as a female immigrant trying to find my identity in shifted contexts, a sense of unsettlement has played a big part in my artistic expression, which relates to dislocation and relocation, adaptation and confrontation, and concealment and reveals. In this presentation, I would love to share the growth of my artistic voice in expressing these challenges and experiences that have intentionally or unintentionally touched on equity. And how much I have been learning about equity through art/design teaching.”
This event is part of the Equity & Justice Network Design Series and co-sponsored by the Design Studies Department.
Image Credit: by Xia Gao. Flowffocate, Cable tie, Mesh, Dye, 54”(w) x 90”(h) x 4”(d), 2019 and ongoing, current on display at MSU Broad Art Museum.