Martine Syms (BFA 2007) is featured in Interview Magazine’s The 16 Faces of 2016. Syms spoke with Emily McDermott of Interview about her practice, specifically the influence of television on her work. Syms addresses the depiction of African Americans in popular culture through her use of found footage, performance, and text. Syms recently finished her first documentary, which “examines the tension between conventional channels of media distribution and the Black imagination.”
Syms’ written work has been included in Art in America and Triple Canopy, she founded the publishing imprint Dominica, and her work was included in the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial. Syms recently presented a solo show at Bridget Donahue and this February will debut a solo show at L.A.’s Human Resources.
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