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Guide on Past and Current Archives & Special Collections Exhibits @ the University of Pittsburgh Library System - Oakland (2020-present)

Translations: A series of non-literal translations of poems by the artist's father

Date of Exhibition: Spring 2023 – Fall 2023

Curator: Lucy Zhang (2022 Frederick Honors College Creative Arts Fellow and Class of 2024) 

Location: Digital Interactive Wall, Archives & Special Collections exhibit gallery, 3rd floor Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh 3960 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Description: An intimate investigation of self through writings from the artist’s father, “Translations” reflects a fragmented sense of being as diaspora. Culture, family, memory, belonging, and the way these all intersect are explored through nature and materials from the ULS archives. The artist invites you to join them on this journey of forming a present construction of self through retrieval of the past, contemplating how we are all situated within larger workings of time, space, history, and emotion. 

Exhibit Photographs

Curator Lucy Zhang (center) with attendees of a gallery talk on March 24, 2023.