a woman dressed in historical garb stands before a burning building

Performing Past-Present: Transforming Reenactment

March 18 through April 23

Curated by Sally Berger

Performing Past-Present: Transforming Reenactment features work by four contemporary artists—Sharon Hayes, Jennifer Karady, Dread Scott, and Marisa Williamson—who re-present historical issues, art, and events using conceptual, theoretical, and performance methodologies. Their works bring past events into the present with mixed media and video installations, material objects, photography, performance, and strategies of social practice. They use enactment and reenactment to unsettle rigid ideas about time, space, history, and memory, and to reposition, personalize, and embody them in new ways. Rooted in community and collaboration, their work transforms our understanding of and responses to history, politics, trauma, sexuality, and identity.

Performing Past-Present: Transforming Reenactment is made possible with support from Haverford College’s John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Tuttle Creative Residences, Distinguished Visitors Program, VCAM Media & Makers Series, Visual Studies Program, and Libraries.

Roundtable Discussion

with Sharon Hayes, Jennifer Karady, Dread Scott, and Marisa Williamson

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
VCAM 001, Screening Room

Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery

Whitehead Campus Center
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
(610) 896-1287



Monday–Friday: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Visitors are required to wear masks at all times while indoors. Visitors should practice social distancing when interacting with anyone outside their family.