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Collective Memory, 2018-19 One night in November 2018, Karapetian's Los Angeles gallerist, Tarrah von Lintel, and a few of her friends drew floorplans from memory of a lesbian bar called The Oxwood Inn, now closed, which used to host a trans night called Club Shine. Karapetian recreated objects and spaces from these memories, asserting her relationship to them, and then opened the objects up for public intervention. In a final phase of public production, she staged Club Shine at the gallery, photogramming the revelry, and re-installed the show. The project raises questions of allyship, media, and memory, as do all of Karapetian's works. In this case the press release was written as a letter to her dealer, available here.
Photograms resulting from interaction at Club Shine
"Negatives" and Photograms in media res
Other photographic elements pertaining to memory from this exhibition
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