James T. Hong’s Apologies v2016.2 will be presented at the Jewish Museum Vienna from October 13, 2022 until February 12, 2023, curator: Marcus G. Patka.
Chris Wan has reviewed Vunkwan Tam’s F as a Critic’s Pick in the Chinese edition of Artforum.
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork
will host a Visiting Artist Lecture for Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts
online on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 7 PM EST
James T. Hong is amongst the artists announced for the 14th Gwangju Biennale soft and weak like water, curated by Sook-Kyung Lee and slated for 7 April to 9 July 2023.
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.
The Empty Gallery 將帶來國際殿堂級傳奇色士風手Peter Brotzmann ，為香港的音樂迷作首度演出。 除獨奏演出外，Peter Brotzmann將會與 Sabu Toyozumi (鼓手) 和 Jason Adasiewicz (鐵琴) 三人合奏。就如其慣常合作的伙伴 Peter Kowald 和 Han Bennink 般, Brotzmann 是其中一位把美國黑人自由爵士樂引介到歐洲的先行者，過程中更漸漸形成一獨特的歐陸自由即興風格。時而詩化時而粗硬， Brotzmann 的音樂以承傳 Albert Ayler 為起點，繼而轉化至另一更深層次的高度。就像久釀的酒醇，歲月為其音樂帶來愈見豐富與多層次的質感，回韻醉人。我們希望您能參與這次特別的音樂會，與我們一起迎接Brotzmann 的香港之旅！