Izel Vargas’s Looking For Ghosts is a mixed media collage series based on Elsewhere’s collection of mass produced toys that presents the haunting effects of past popular forms that continue to linger past their cultural moment of inception, reminding us of our binds to the past and its forms as well as the unsticking effects of forgetting. These collages are installed in a bookshelf on the first floor of the museum, as theatrical backdrops where visitors can create tableaus using toys in the collection in response to them.

 

 

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