Cassie Packard reviews “Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere” at the MIT List Visual Arts Center for the February 2023 issue of Artforum.
Curated by Michelle Song at the Abrazo Gallery at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, “Dear Alien, Dear Doppelganger” presents photographs, videos and installation works that explore queerness as performances of doubling. The inter-generational group of artists rework archives, popular culture representations, family photos and dominant constructs of race and sexuality through the duality of intimacy and alienation. Featuring artists Jaguar Mary X, Taro Masushio, Luna Luis Ortiz, Lisa Ross. On view: January 15 – February 26, 2023.
Curated by Yang Beichen as part of their “Who Owns Nature?” series, Multispecies Clouds is now on view at Macalline Arts Center in Beijing, through April 16, 2023.
Artists: Carolina Caycedo & David de Rozas, Sergio Rojas Chaves, Sheryl Cheung, Rometti Costales, Patricia Domínguez, Jes Fan, Fei Yining, Liu Chuang, Long Pan, Uriel Orlow, Rice Brewing Sisters Club, Pamela Rosenkranz, Yi Xin Tong, Wu Chi-Yu, Trevor Yeung, Zhang Wenzhi, Zheng Mahler
“Multispecies Clouds” marks the first chapter of a three-part research-based curatorial project, “Who Owns Nature?” forthcoming at the Macalline Art Center. In this exhibition, we seek to present a metaphor for new interspecies relationships, which on the one hand, point to the networked structure of different life forms and, on the other hand, involve a global system of exchange, within which species in the Anthropocene move about through information, material, and energy. Within the “clouds”, the boundaries of species blur, effacing the distinction between the center and the periphery; hence their “identities” constantly intermingle, reshape and transform, and this interweaving process gradually evolves into a sprawling and vast open world.”
Co-presented by Sunpride Foundation and Tai Kwun Contemporary, Myth Makers “circles around the core notion of “queer mythologies” and delves into modern and contemporary mythologies along with practices of the body, by gathering a diverse range of artistic idioms related to LGBTQ+ perspectives from over 60 artists from Asia and its diasporas.
The exhibition draws inspiration from artists addressing “queer mythologies”, who highlight either same-sex love and desire or gender fluidity as found in ancient belief systems and traditions in Asia. At the same time, the exhibition also highlights the “new traditions” of our times, of spectacle and celebrity, playful and/or transgressive, along with non-normative bodily practices and histories in artworks by contemporary artists.”
Jes Fan’s Visible Woman (2018) is on view from the Sunpride Foundation Collection on the third chapter 3/F of the exhibition, Queer Futurities.
Curators: Inti Guerrero and Chantal Wong
Curated by Jeppe Ugelvig, Memory of Rib is now on view at N/A, Seoul. Featuring Rinella Alfonso, Jess Beige, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork, Tishan Hsu, Eusung Lee, Jack O’Brien, Jordan Strafer, Reina Sugihara and Sun Woo.
Tishan Hsu was recently interviewed by Dean Kissick for Highsnobiety magazine. See more of the interview at the link below.
“Tishan Hsu’s compositions are disorientating. They are screens you could lose yourself in. Everything is warped, or melting into something else. Bodies are disassembled. Eyes, noses, and ears are scattered Picasso-like about the place. They might seem cold and impersonal, dehumanizing even, but they come from his very personal experience of living through momentous and ongoing changes we have yet to understand. They seem to embody some of the keenest questions of the 21st century: like how has digital technology transformed our experience of reality? How has it affected our sense of selfhood? What level of agency are we able to retain as the tools we create spiral out of control, and where is art in all of this?”
“Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events while creating space for new ideas and possibilities.
Hosted by Carnegie Museum of Art’s director of education and public programs, Dana Bishop-Root, and WQED-FM’s artistic director, Jim Cunningham, the new podcast series features cross-disciplinary conversations, artist talks, readings, and performances that position artists in conversation with individuals across disciplines, practice, and place.”
Listen to episode 2, with Tishan Hsu and Ryan Inouye, here. “Episode two explores the cognitive and physical effects of technology. Tishan Hsu, an artist whose work examines the implications of the accelerated use of technology and artificial intelligence, and Ryan Inouye, associate curator for the 58th Carnegie International, discuss transformative technological advances on our lives.”
“Ari Larissa Heinrich’s “Ejecta” takes as its subject Jes Fan’s melanin sculptures and the geology of metaphoric language.”
“Ejecta” is one of five pamphlets forthcoming from The Andy Warhol Foundation Writers Grant’s new pamphlet series, titled Cookie Jar. Volume 1, Home is a Foreign Place, which includes “Ejecta”, will be published on November 15, 2022.
Exhibition dates: Thursday, November 10 — Sunday, January 29, 2023
“The MAK Center for Art and Architecture is pleased to present the twentieth iteration of Vienna — Los Angeles Garage Exchange: Maruša Sagadin & Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork. Vienna-based artist Maruša Sagadin collaborates with Los Angeles artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork. The artists respond to each other’s work to develop an exhibition for the Mackey Apartments’ Garage Top gallery.
Sagadin and Kiyomi Gork both present sculptural works— Kiyomi Gork continues their attenuator series of soft sculptures, designed to absorb unwanted sound in a space, but with an architectural focus that interacts with a newly produced series of architectural paper works by Sagadin. A sound element by Kiyomi Gork will also be created in response to the shared environment with Sagadin— fabricated on site and further testing the spatial and symbolic relationship between two- and three-dimensional urbanism.
Sagadin and Kiyomi Gork will engage in a collaborative-method of work-creation and installation. Their shared Garage Exchange project intends to evolve over-time in response to each other’s work and the Mackey Apartments Garage Top space.”
[Live event] At 7:30 PM PST on November 10, Jes Fan will present as part of the UCLA Department of Art Lecture series at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
On November 11, 2022, at 2:00-4:00PM GMT +8, Ari Heinrich will give a talk on ‘Melanin in the Art of Jes Fan’ at National Chengchi University Taipei. Registration: https://linktr.ee/queer_taiwan
Heinrich’s new pamphlet on Jes Fan, titled Ejecta, will be published by the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grant on November 15.
Installation view, James T. Hon
Image courtesy of the artist and Empty Gallery.
The Thing, 2019
Image courtesy of the artist and Empty gallery.
Installation view, James T. Hong, Felix Art Fair, 2020.
The Other Thing, 2019