Alumna Angela Washko to Speak and Perform at Temple University Libraries

courtesy Angela Washko

courtesy Angela Washko

Temple University Libraries is excited to welcome new media artist Angela Washko, a Tyler School of Art and Temple University Honors alumna, to campus November 5 and 6. Washko is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and has made a career of creating new forums for feminism in the spaces most hostile toward it. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, VICE, Hyperallergic, and the New York Times, and she is also a recent recipient of The Franklin Furnace Performance Fund Grant, a Creative Time Report commission, a Rhizome Internet Art Microgrant, a Danish International Visiting Artist Grant and the Terminal Award. Her projects have been presented nationally and internationally at venues including Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Moving Image Art Fair (London and NYC), and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Selected for this fall’s Artist/Makers Residency, Washko’s two-day engagement is part of Games Without Frontiers, the curated, thematic series on games, gaming, and play at the center of this year’s Temple University Libraries Beyond the Page public programming series.

Join us this Thursday, November 5 for Washko’s talk, “Going to the Source: Performance and Negotiation in Polarized Online Spaces,” and on Friday, November 6 for her performance, “Tightrope Routines (A Feminist Artist Interviews the Internet’s Most Infamous Misogynist),” a storytelling performance based on a year of exchanges between Washko and a pick-up artist, author, blogger and notorious manosphere leader. Both presentations will take place at 5:30 PM in the Paley Library Lecture Hall located at 1210 Polett Walk in the center of Temple Main Campus.

Read more about Angela Washko and Beyond the Page at library.temple.edu/beyondthepage

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