The fifth iteration of the Hammer’s acclaimed biennial opens on April 17, bridging east and west with complementary presentations at the Hammer and The Huntington. Free, advance reservations are required. Capacity is limited. Reservations are made available on a first come, first served basis every other Tuesday. Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork’s installation the input of this machine is the power an output contains (2020) will be on view at The Hammer Museum. Register for admission at the link below.
On the occasion of Hello America at Karma International, curator Gianni Jetzer will talk to artist Tishan Hsu on Karma International’s Instagram Live on April 6, 12PM EST. View a recording of the discussion at the link below. The exhibition is on view until May 8, 2021.
We are pleased to share that two new works by Henry Shum, Sol and Memory Fallacy, are on view in Fifteen Painters at Andrew Kreps Gallery’s 22 Cortlandt Alley location from April 2 – May 8. Occupying both floors of the gallery, the exhibition brings together fifteen artists born after 1980, who each take distinct and diverse approaches to the medium of painting. From those that use painting for its immediacy to those who utilize it for project-based investigations, the exhibition does not aim to identify a specific theme or trend. Instead, it demonstrates the continued mutability of painting as a practice, and its malleable nature that extends beyond its physical application. The exhibition features works by Han Bing, Gabriella Boyd, Guglielmo Castelli, Bendt Eyckermans, Daisuke Fukunaga, Lewis Hammond, Behrang Karimi, Dominique Knowles, Dana Lok, Megan Marrin, Leslie Martinez, Matt Morris, Sophie Reinhold, Henry Shum, Kate Spencer Stewart.
The 13th Gwangju Biennale opens today (April 1), and will run through May 9, 2021.
Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning sets out to examine the spectrum of the extended mind through artistic and theoretical means. Directed by Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala, the 13th Gwangju Biennale (1 April–9 May, 2021) will feature a dynamic program encompassing an exhibition, a performance program, an online publishing platform and publications, and a series of public forums bringing together artists, theoretical scientists, and systems thinkers. The Biennale argues for the primacy of plurality, positing that points of origin and influence ought to be accessed not only through the dominant technological systems and machinic vocabularies traceable to the West but also relate to heterodox ancestries.
Tishan Hsu is one of the 70+ artists featured in the exhibition. Outside the installation in Gwangju, visitors can also support the exhibition with their robust online programming.
Opening today Karma International in Zurich— Hello America, a group exhibition featuring Jennifer Bolande, Jessica Diamond, Tishan Hsu. Curated by Gianni Jetzer, it will be on view through 8 May 2021.
Who are we? What are we? Are we always the same? Why? How not? Humans can change how we appear in the world, both physically and virtually. We are malleable. Tishan Tsu and Jes Fan, artists included in The Body Electric, discuss their approaches to the challenge of our “malleable body” in their creative practice and work. Organized by the Miami Dade College of Art and Design. Click below to watch the recording of the event.
SFAI 150 | A Spirit of Disruption showcases a selection of works and archival materials that celebrate the ethos and expansive ecosystem of the San Francisco Art Institute. As the title suggests, the exhibition disrupts the bias present in the history of many arts institutions across the Bay Area, and the proclivity to preserve and celebrate an art world that has been predominantly white and male. With careful examination of this history and a breadth of perspectives, the exhibition illuminates the distinct and diverse voices of SFAI which includes alumni, faculty, staff, and the community who have made an enormous contribution to its legendary history. This 150th anniversary marks a beginning for yet another era at SFAI, one that aspires to deepen and grow a more inclusive support for the kind of work that continues to disrupt.
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork’s artwork Noise Blanket No. 7 is on view in the exhibition.
Jes Fan will be presenting at the University of California Los Angeles as part of their Visiting Artist Lecture Series on March 19, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time. Please click the link below to register for the online event.
On March 6, 2021 Empty Gallery is pleased to present an online dialogue between professor Taro Nettleton (Temple University Japan) and artist Taro Masushio. Masushio and Nettleton will explore the constructed nature of photography, Japanese aesthetics, the relation of seeing and knowing, and the politics of vision.
View the recording here.
For the inaugural South South OVR, Empty Gallery presents a solo presentation of the early films of Yokahama-based artist Rei Hayama. Hayama’s films expand our field of vision to include alternative ways of living and seeing, especially in relation to non-human species. This online presentation explores the thematic and formal concerns underpinning her practice over the past decade: humanity’s relationship with the natural world, the instability and mutability of vision, and the influence of early and structuralist-materialist cinema. Spanning 2009 through 2015, these are the visions of a filmmaker solidifying her commitment to “a humble cinema’” that articulates a non-human gaze to uncover the strangeness of being human.
Empty Gallery 誠意邀請你出席洪子健展覽延伸活動：電影《The Thing》（中譯《突變第三型》或《怪形》）假日特別放映會。《The Thing》是電影導演約翰•卡本特（John Carpenter) 1982年邪典科幻驚悚經典。故事講述一組科學家在南極偏遠的研究基地遇上一個寄生外星生物體——戲名中的「Thing」——可模仿及同化其他物族東西。放映後，洪子健將會分享這電影跟他展覽的關係，以及香港近期一連串事件和當代藝術世界結構與這電影的關聯性。