To Retrieve a Possible Heirloom : Kristi Chen

Thesis Kristi Chen Poster

To Retrieve a Possible Heirloom
Kristi Chen
Mar 18-27th
https://chen-kristi.format.com/

Abbozzo Gallery
401 Richmond St W, Suite 128
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm
abbozzogallery.com

An heirloom, a memento to keep a legacy alive. Passed down from generation to generation through words and objects, these are the gestures that provide us archives to carry knowledge. Nevertheless, the system of capitalism, mass – industrialization, colonialism, hierarchal structures, and technological advancement has disrupted many individuals’ abilities to pass down certain legacies. A product of my ancestors, this has left me to wonder how one retrieves the loss of inter-generational knowledge and create a possible heirloom.