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Megan Lewin-Smith: Ivory: Intangible Cultural Heritage

Ivory: Intangible Cultural Heritage

Megan Lewin-Smith

We uphold our culture for the generations before us. All that they have provided for us. The house on the hill with two cars out front.

Ivory: Intangible Cultural Heritage is an artist book that explores the cultural drivers behind the ivory trade, exploring both the historical and social significance of the material in Chinese culture as well as perspectives on consumption that can be applied to American culture. As a first generation American, the artist explores the issue through both her American and Chinese lenses in order to understand the challenges, impacts, and solutions this normalized phenomenon poses.

Website: Megan Lewin-Smith

On display at Stamps Gallery

This work is featured as part of Close Encounters: the 2017 Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Argus II Building, and the new Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performance, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.