A-Historical Landscapes: A Conversation with Jean-Marc Superville Sovak

Feb. 24, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Jean-Marc Superville Sovak is a multidisciplinary artist whose work involves his life and the community around him. His current project, a-Historical Landscapes, involves altering 19th century landscape engravings to include contemporaneous images borrowed from Anti-Slavery publications. He will discuss this project in relation to a focused exhibition on display at the Loeb, Myths of the Hudson River School, which explores how the idealized depiction of the Hudson Valley as untouched landscape negated the forced labor and displacement of Black and Indigenous peoples.

Sponsored by the Jeh Vincent Johnson ALANA Cultural Center.

A 19th-century engraving that has been altered to include a Black man kneeling before a Black woman.
Jean-Marc Superville Sovak (Canadian, born 1976), Am I Not a Man?, 2021, Monoprint on archival inkjet paper, Purchase, gift of Mrs. Frederick Ferris Thompson, by exchange, 2021.16.2