Creating Collective Memory: An Evening with Guest Artist Sheryl Oring
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
5 p.m. Exhibit viewing | Sloane Art Library, 102 Hanes Art Center
6 p.m. Program | Sloane Art Library, 102 Hanes Art Center
Free and open to the public
Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, (919) 548-1203
“What would you like the world to remember about 9/11?”
That was the question artist Sheryl Oring put to New Yorkers on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. On Oct. 23, she will be at UNC’s Sloane Art Library to discuss her Collective Memory project and the artist’s book she created from the responses.
The free public program will begin at 6 p.m. Prior to the lecture, attendees will be able to view a display of the Collective Memory book project.
For Collective Memory, typists at antique black typewriters captured New Yorkers’ responses verbatim on cards that Oring reproduced and published as a boxed set. The Sloane Art Library owns one of only ten copies as part of its collection of artists’ books.
Collective Memory received the 2013 International Artist’s Book Award from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
Oring is an assistant professor of art at UNC Greensboro. Her work has been exhibited in museums in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Berlin, and California. She has received numerous grants and awards, and in 2004 she was named “Person of the Week” by ABC’s World News Tonight.
- Sheryl Oring’s website
- For 9/11, Creating a Collective Memory (New Yorker article)
- Sheryl Oring, “Collective Memory” (MCBA Prize)
- Artists’ Books guide from the Sloane Art Library at UNC