Abby Sohn is an American artist who has been based in South Wales since 2002.
She has worked in the field of museum conservation since 1995 and has worked at the National Museums and Galleries of Wales: St Fagans National History Museum , Philadelphia Museum of Art and Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
Sohn's artwork extends her professional experience as museum conservator and explores transcendental qualities found in the dialogue between historic and contemporary artefacts, the cultures they represent and investigates how knowledge and histories evolve.
Sohn has been commissioned to take part in Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Preservation Pop UP Rail Park Project 2016. A site-specific sound installation will be experienced at 10th & Hamilton Street. The new work is in response to Sohnís research into the history, places and people connected to the three-mile disused Reading Railway line. The artwork explores the cultural heritage and the rail siteís creative potential, and prompts visitors to consider our relationship with the industrial past and how we shape our public spaces.
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