2020 MASTER OF FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
March 8 – April 9, 2020
The Art Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Pag+mul+mula+an is a learning environment, a metaphorical garden space for the reclamation of ancestral knowledge and the generation of new ways of knowing. Rooted in the philosophies and practices of the Ilokano language and its wide-reaching diasporic culture, this “school within a school” will host workshops, artist talks, and film screenings inspired by our plantcestors: kawayan, unas, marunggay, bagas & niog.
Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt (b. 1987, Phoenix, Arizona, United States) received her BA in German Studies from Lewis & Clark College in 2008. She is an interdisciplinary artist whose current work reflects on her studies of the Ilokano language and process of uncovering and relearning her Philippine ancestry. Through photography, textiles, video, and print, she explores how relationships to land/daga/‘āina manifest in diasporic communities and culture. She is currently a candidate for an MFA in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.