Madison at Franklin
Mandy Cano Villalobos
This site-specific installation sifts communal history using archives collected from local organizations and individual residents. Viewers must maneuver through the project to understand the community narrative. The diverse demographics of participating residents communicate a rich history that encompasses individual and collective memory, location, race and gender. In juxtaposing artifacts of public and private memory, the work highlights the discrepancies of how we document history, whose histories are deemed more valuable, and how viewers read themselves into the histories they see.
ArtPrize/Frey Foundation Seed Grant Winner