Social Media Takeovers

Twice a month, Five Oaks Museum places the museum Instagram page in the hands of an artist, activist, or historian from the community for an entire week. The community member posts about their work and practice, delves into their background and influences, and shares interactive activities and video content. The social media takeover program brings additional perspectives around the themes of the museum’s exhibitions and engages with current events. Past topics have included artist-turned-curator projects, archiving queer Indigenous history, self-portraiture as an act of radical self-love, and more.

Each Social Media Takeover is archived and made publicly available as a pdf document, as well as through social media pages.

Social Media Takeover: Tuck Woodstock

Tuck Woodstock, a journalist and gender educator, takes viewers through a week in their life of covering Black Lives Matter and anti-fascist protests in Portland, creating their award-winning podcast Gender Reveal, and uplifting trans artists. This takeover took place from September 21-26, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Pace Taylor

Pace Taylor, an artist featured in Gender Euphoria, shares their explorations of queer, non-gendered intimacy and touch throughout time in their pastel artwork. This takeover took place from September 7-12, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Rya Hueston

Rya Hueston (Diné/Hopi), participating artist in Gender Euphoria, describes how they use personal history as a tool to uncovering non-white centric historical narratives, and de-colonize gender as we know it through artmaking and research practices. This takeover took place from August 10 to 15, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: RaiNE Brabender

RaiNE Brabender, participating artist in Gender Euphoria, shares their self-portraiture process and how they connect with self-love, their senses and body, comfort, and home through their artwork. This takeover took place from July 20 to July 25, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Liberty Morey

Liberty Morey, participating artist in Gender Euphoria, shares their zines, a collage project, trans artists who inspire them, and how they think of the body as a landscape. This takeover took place from July 6 to July 11, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Steph Littlebird Fogel

Steph Littlebird Fogel, guest curator of This IS Kalapuyan Land, shares her editing process to reveal underlying biases in the original exhibition in order to reclaim her history. She also shares inspiration and favorite projects in her personal artwork. This takeover took place from June 22 to June 27, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Melanin Mvskoke

Melanin Mvskoke, Black and Native activist, explains the interconnections between Black liberation and Indigenous soveriegnty in the work to dismantle white supremacy and settler colonialism. This takeover took place from June 8 to June 13, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Jennifer Fang

Jennifer Fang, Director of Education at Japanese American Museum of Oregon and history professor at University of Portland, poses essential questions on Asian American history in Oregon, including how the presence of Chinese migrants complicates the idea of “frontier,” how to center people of color in local rural and agrarian history, and what does it mean to be considered “American?” This takeover took place from May 25 to May 31, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Anna Kim

Anna Kim, an artist residing in Tigard, OR, shares how community support inspires her work, how she spreads joy through art, and leads a colorful bubble painting activity. This takeover took place from May 11 to May 16, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Becca Owen

Becca Owen, Guest Curator of the Gender Euphoria exhibition, shares 3 great influences on their curatorial practice: the artwork of James Luna, the curation of Fred Wilson, and the project Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art; and leads viewers to create at-home curations. This takeover took place from April 20 to April 25, 2020.

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Social Media Takeover: Angelica Trimble Yanu

Follow along with This IS Kalapuyan Land artist Angelica Trimble Yanu as she shares the meaning behind her work “lyeska,” makes paper sculptures, explains her family’s history of leadership on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and answers questions about her printmaking practice. This takeover took place from April 6 to April 11, 2020.

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