Vunkwan Tam’s F was recently reviewed by Cassie Kaixin Liu in Frieze magazine. “With simultaneously mournful and irreverent works, ‘F’ at Empty Gallery is haunted by our inability to process grief in the internet age.”
The opening of Signaling, a new group exhibition at KinoSaito NY, coincides with their one-year anniversary (September 10, 2022). Curated by Alexander Provan, the exhibition will run through 11 December. Participating artists include: Vivian Caccuri, Raven Chacon, Nikita Gale, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork, L’Rain, Nicole Miller, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste.
“To signal is to convey meaning through a gesture or expression—to communicate directly and artlessly, with the clarity of a traffic light or siren. In the realm of online posting and positioning, however, signaling has come to stand for the sharing of generic, fashionable statements, as opposed to genuine convictions, much less complicated opinions. Behind this new, negative definition is the strange expectation that every utterance somehow relay the speaker’s true meaning, or even true identity. But why should signaling be either sincere or performative, reflecting selfhood or groupthink? Why should people always reveal (or even know) what they mean and who they are, rather than expose or conceal themselves based on who is listening and what is at stake?”
Susanne M. Winterling’s new solo exhibition, A threshold-game of proximity, cluster and heat, opens at Kunsthall Trondheim tomorrow (September 7, 2022). “In recent years, Winterling has explored the cultural, biological, and medicinal aspects of temperature. In their recent work, heat features as energy often indiscernible to the human eye, which nonetheless makes bodies quiver—from desire as much as fear—and which causes landscapes to surrender to drought or transform to ashes.”
A collaboration between Pivô Brazil and KADIST Art Foundation, de montañas submarinas el fuego hace islas [from the underwater mountains fire makes islands] is a new exhibition, publication and seminar series curated by Yina Jiménez Suriel. Two of Jes Fan’s Diagram works will be on view in the exhibition, which opens today (September 3, 2022) and will be on view until November 6, 2022.
With Frieze Seoul opening on September 2, Ocula magazine has highlighted eight galleries’ presentations. From Alexander Lau, Director of Empty Gallery:
“The selection of works we are bringing to Seoul includes a number of our core gallery artists, Cici Wu, Tishan Hsu, and Taro Masushio, who we are introducing to the Korean market for the first time, as well as Vunkwan Tam, a young artist from Hong Kong who has just joined the gallery.
These artists all deal with the intersection between technological modernity, imperialist legacies, and contemporary East Asian identity in important ways.”
Opening on September 2, 2022, Cloud Walkers is a group exhibition opening at the Leeum Museum of Art in Seoul. Tishan Hsu will be one of the featured artists. The exhibition will be on view until January 8, 2023, and was curated by June Young Kwak.
James T. Hong’s Apologies v2016.2 will be presented at the Jewish Museum Vienna from October 12, 2022 until January 8, 2023, curator: Marcus G. Patka.
Transactions With Eternity at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler was recently reviewed by Noushin Afzali for Ocula Magazine. The exhibition closes on August 20, 2022.
“On the other side of the gallery space is a sturdy pale-greenish frame; an interlocking resin-coated metal skeleton with three bloated glass pieces attached, given near-erotic shapes.
Standing at almost 1.43 metres tall, Rack II (2022) is the latest work by multidisciplinary artist Jes Fan, whose similar juxtapositions of soft, fluid forms with rigid structures, are also on view in the Venice Biennale‘s central exhibition, The Milk of Dreams (23 April–27 November 2022).”
“The Pollock-Krasner Foundation revealed that it would award grants totaling nearly $2.7 million to 106 artists and nonprofit organizations across the globe. The recipients represent sixteen countries and sixteen states.” Jes Fan has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2021–22 Artist Grant.
The full list of grantees and Lee Krasner Award Recipients can be viewed at the link below.
Jes Fan was profiled by Drew Zeiba for the August 2022 issue of Wallpaper* magazine. “Can art and biology come together to break down social constructs?
Multidisciplinary artist Jes Fan uses fungi, bacteria and hormones to produce unique pieces exploring the intersections of biology, identity and creativity.”
六月，[email protected]懷著興奮的心情再次邀來英國的Mark Fell 和日本的NHK yx Koyxen，兩位炙手可熱的當代著名電子音樂大師於The Empty Gallery再度演出。Mark Fell和NHK yx Koyxen在當今實驗電子音樂界極具影響力，各大音樂廠牌如Raster-Noton, Editions Mego, Line, Important和PAN等，也曾為他們出過專輯。儘管二人曾多次碰面，但均是各自獨立的演出，是次巡迴亞洲的「Potato Tour」 實是兩人首次以二重奏的形式一起表演。兩位電音巨頭以音樂互相撞擊，這樣的一個演出又怎能錯過！同場還邀得近年備受矚目的電子音樂人，來自英國的Lee Gamble作特別演出，他將以其過人的即興環境音樂展示他對Jungle/DNB音樂風格的獨特解構!
Lee Gamble 是一位在英國Jungle音樂界活躍的電子音樂人和唱片騎師。他的音樂植根於電子舞曲，如高科技舞曲(Techno)和Jungle音樂， 及源自作曲家Xenakis的「極端電腦音樂 」。他的作品富空間感、抽象，當中引用了電子舞曲音樂的同時也超越了這些曲風的傳統限制。
Mark Fell是一位以英國雪菲爾市為根據地的多方位藝術家。 為聽眾所熟悉的正是他混合流行音樂風格的獨特方式，如結合高科技舞曲(Techno)和浩室音樂(House)元素，甚至相對地較學術性和重視演算規則的電腦編曲元素。 他的音樂馳騁於夜店舞曲和實驗性電腦音樂之間。Mark最近創作的Multistability和UL8都探索了有別於西方音樂所用的定時和調音系統。
松永康平是一位住在大阪的音樂人和插畫家。 他的音樂不拘一格，由極微高科技舞曲(Techno)至噪音音樂(Noise)／持續長音(Drones)至hardcore Hip Hop不等。無論是任何曲風，松永康平總是為他的音樂帶來了一個具探索性和獨特的切入角度。他最近用「NHK’Koyxen」名義的創作「Dance Classics」剛展現了他在舞曲音樂的持續發展。