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Virtual Artist Talk — Conversations With A Shipwreck

March 4, 2021—6:00 pmMarch 7, 2021—11:30 pm

On Thursday, March 4 at 6 PM ET, American-Scandinavian Foundation invites you to an opening celebration for the digital exhibition Conversations with a Shipwreck, a multimedia meditation on the Swedish warship Vasa created by ASF Fellows Joan Wickersham and Adam Davies! On view beginning March 4 through, Conversations with a Shipwreck is a unique collaboration by two award-winning artists inspired by a mysterious vessel that was both destroyed and preserved by catastrophe. In tonight’s celebration, artists Joan Wickersham and Adam Davies will be joined in conversation with author Darcy Frey (Director of Creative Writing, Harvard University) to discuss the exhibition and the works on view, as well as the enigmatic artifact that it explores.

On view in a unique interactive platform through June 5, Conversations with a Shipwreck presents poems by Wickersham and large-format photographs by Davies, accompanied by short durational video and audio, and responds to the legendary warship — which sank only minutes into her maiden voyage — exploring themes of memory and oblivion, technological triumph and fiasco, permanence and impermanence, mortality and time.


March 4, 2021—6:00 pm
March 7, 2021—11:30 pm