Washington University in St. Louis

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VIRTUAL: Saint Louis Art Museum Exhibition Virtual Tour
Currents 118: Elias Sime with Molly Moog, AB ’12

Thursday, January 7, 2021 | 5:00–6:00 p.m. CST

Join Saint Louis Art Museum associate curator of modern and contemporary art, Hannah Klemm, and curatorial research assistant, Molly Moog, AB ’12, for a presentation of highlights from SLAM's current exhibition, Currents 118: Elias Sime. Hannah and Molly will discuss the work of important Ethiopian artist Elias Sime (b. 1968). For over a decade, Sime has created large-scale, modular artworks from discarded technological materials such as electrical wires, circuit boards, motherboards, and computer keys. Sime sources his materials from the Merkato in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the biggest open-air market in Africa, where hundreds of vendors sell objects passed down a long line of global trade. These materials, as well as his artworks, tell a story of globalization and an interconnected world. His projects transform formerly functional items into something new, transcending their original utilitarian purpose.

About Hannah Klemm
Hannah Klemm, the associate curator of modern and contemporary art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, curates the museum’s Currents and New Media Series exhibitions. Klemm previously was the Fisher Collection Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she has worked on the contemporary German art collection. She holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a bachelor’s degree in art history with honors from Sarah Lawrence College. Klemm has received several fellowships and awards, including a 10-month research fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service at Humboldt University in Berlin.

About Molly Moog
Molly Moog is a research assistant at the Saint Louis Art Museum in Modern and Contemporary Art and a curatorial assistant at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. At the Saint Louis Art Museum, she has contributed to exhibitions including Rachel Whiteread (2019), Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis (2019), and the museum’s ongoing Currents and New Media Series exhibitions. At the Kemper, she contributed to the exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life (2019), among many others. She has a bachelor’s degree in art history and Spanish with honors from Washington University in St. Louis.


For those of you living in St. Louis, we encourage you to see Elias Sime's work in person. The Currents 118: Elias Sime exhibition ends on January 31, 2021 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. 

Cost: Complimentary, registration required

NOTE: You will receive a confirmation email after completing registration. If you do not receive one, please email alumniclubs@wustl.edu.