How can video record the everyday conditions of being an artist? Join artists Maia Chao and Jesse Chun for a close look and facilitated conversation focused on Shigeko Kubota’s 1985 video SoHo SoAp/Rain Damage. This work is part of Kubota’s “Broken Diary,” a series of autobiographical videos documenting her daily life, and chronicles a flood in her studio and its destructive aftermath. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality.
All are welcome! Participants and facilitators will work together to look closely and generate ideas around SoHo SoAp/Rain Damage. This participatory program is free and takes place over Zoom. Registration is limited. Register here.
Maia Chao is an interdisciplinary artist whose work—often playful and absurd—examines informal and formal institutions, such as family, schools, museums, language, economic systems and legal systems. Working collaboratively in performance, video, sculpture, installation, and social practice, she draws on methods from anthropology, linguistics, and psychology. She is co-creator of the social practice project, Look at Art. Get Paid. Chao has shown at The Shed, Tufts University, Brown University, RISD Museum, Kellen Gallery at Parsons, Haverford College, and Cuchifritos Gallery. Recent fellowships include: Andrew W. Mellon Residency at Haverford College, Asian American Arts Alliance of NYC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pioneer Works, and Queer|Art. A Fulbright grantee, Chao holds a BA in Anthropology from Brown University and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Jesse Chun is an artist whose practice addresses language and its politics to uncover new translations toward poetry, opacity, and the untranslatable. Through video, drawing, sculpture, sound, installation, and publication, Chun reauthors found documents, bureaucracies, historic archives, and the hegemonic narrative. Chun's work has been presented at SculptureCenter, Queens Museum, The Drawing Center, BAM, Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Oakville Galleries, and the Nam June Paik Art Center. Recent awards and fellowships include Ballroom Marfa, Ballroom Sessions (2021); the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2020); Smack Mellon Studio Residency (2020); Triple Canopy (2019); and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship at ISCP (2019). Chun teaches at Parsons School of Design and New York University.
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