At the Visual Arts Center (VAC) of the University of Texas Austin, a new inflatable in the shape of a Japanese stone lantern from Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork’s personal collection fills the gallery, incorporating sounds collected from the fountain in the VAC’s courtyard. The installation marks Gork’s first representational inflatable work. Together, the sounds of blowers, of flowing water, of visitors, and of the VAC’s interior space transforms the gallery into an interactive indoor sonic garden.
Horizons: Is there anybody out there? is now on view at Antenna Space Shanghai through October 25, 2023. Curated by Robin Peckham, the exhibition features works by: Korakrit Arunanondchai, Dora Budor, Hilo Chen, Xinyi Cheng, Cui Jie, Simon Denny, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Buck Ellison, Carolyn Forrester, Owen Fu, Sayre Gomez, Guan Xiao, Han Bing, Tishan Hsu, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Allison Katz, KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers), Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Josh Kline, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Heidi Lau, Li Ming, Yong Xiang Li, Liu Chuang, Jr-Shin Luo, Nancy Lupo, Mai Zhixiong, Helen Marten, Alexandra Noel, Peng Zuqiang, Tara Walters, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Xie Nanxing, Joseph Yaeger, Yu Honglei, Yu Peng, Zhao Gang and Zhou Siwei.
October 7, 2:30PM at M+ Cinema, Hong Kong: In this special screening, Wu will present her 2019 film Unfinished Return of Yu Man Hon from the M+ Collection, followed by a compilation of short films that have influenced her creative practice. The screening will be followed by a talk in English, where the audience will be given a rare opportunity to hear from the artist herself. The talk will be moderated by Silke Schmickl, CHANEL Lead Curator, Moving Image, M+. Tickets are now on sale.
On view from September 1 through 21 October, screen-skins-2 at Galerie Max Mayer, Dusseldorf: “Tishan Hsu’s practice conveys an embodied technology, centered on the cognitive and physical effects of transformative technologies on our lives. To address these issues, Hsu consciously chooses to use traditional media, such as painting and sculpture, which evoke a feeling of ‘slowness’ that resonates with the viewer’s direct physical experience in perceiving the works. The works create a sense of illusion of body and screen, while at the same time becoming objects in their own right. It is in this paradoxical situation that a hybrid experience of two and three-dimensional spaces begins to take shape. Often, Hsu’s works seem to float, at times hovering over the floor, detaching from the walls or mounting on wheels. Their curved corners, already introduced in the 80s, feel like precursors to the app icons on our smartphones.”
Cassie Packard recently profiled Jes Fan in the September 2023 issue of Artforum: In 2018, Jes Fan, then in residence at Brooklyn arts nonprofit Recess, approached a local for-hire synthetic-biology lab with an unusual request. The artist, whose conceptually and materially complex work often showcases his facility with glassblowing—which he sharpened while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design—commissioned the laboratory to synthesize eumelanin for use as a sculptural material.
Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork has been awarded a 2023 Joan Mitchell Fellowship. Every year, the Joan Mitchell Fellowship awards fifteen artists working in the fields of painting and sculpture with a significant financial support, granted over five years.
On view August 18th through December 17, 2023 at ICA Philadelphia: Moveables brings together the work of five artists—Jes Fan, Nikita Gale, Hannah Levy, Ken Lum, and Oren Pinhassi—who are rethinking functional design and its intimate relationship to the human body. Whether reminiscent of a living room, lighting rig, toothbrush holder, or chandelier, these artworks invite us to imagine new possibilities for the objects that shape our daily lives, including who they are made for and how they might be used.
Tishan Hsu is participating in the fourth edition of the Future of Today Biennial at the Today Art Museum in Beijing. To Your Eternity, the fourth installment of the Today Art Museum’s art and technology-themed biennial, zooms ever slightly away from an obsession with the now and the next, but revels in unlikely, luminous juxtapositions across geography and time. It will be on view from July 23 through November 12, 2023.
And the Moon Be Still as Bright recently opened at Harper’s Gallery New York in collaboration with Civil Art and The Here and There Co. The exhibition will run through August 18, featuring works by Joeun Kim Aatchim, Vincent Cy Chen, Hyegyeong Choi, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork, Alexa Kumiko Hatanaka, Mimi Jung, Ho Jae Kim, Antonia Kuo, Ajay Kurian, Heidi Lau, Jennie Jieun Lee, Cole Lu, Erica Mao, Suchitra Mattai, Jacqueline Qiu, Pauline Shaw, Kyungmi Shin, Astra Huimeng Wang, Ye Qin Zhu.
Tales of Soil and Concrete is a new exhibition opening at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery London from July 13th to August 12th, 2023. Participating artists include Anselm Kiefer, Arturo Kameya, Alison Saar, Jacob Littlejohn, Yun-Fei Ji, Brett Goodroad, Henry Shum, Sophia Loeb and Allison Janae Hamilton.
Tales of Soil and Concrete traces various artistic approaches to myth and mythmaking in rural and urban contexts, examining how these environments affect the origin and propagation of such narratives. With an emphasis on cyclical systems – growth and harvest, construction and destruction, appearance and disappearance – the exhibition interrogates how productive processes give way to memory and nostalgia for that which is lost, leaving scarred landscapes, physical and psychological, which we make sense of through narrative, representation, and ritual.