Artist Hong Hong Reflects on Material, Time, and Transference
Asia Society at Home
HOUSTON, June 1, 2021 — Featured artist Hong Hong joined Asia Society Texas on May 18, 2021, for a virtual talk titled On Material, Time, and Transference. In conversation with Nancy C. Allen Curator and Director of Exhibitions Bridget Bray, and in response to audience questions, Hong touched on the process of creating large-scale paper works and the site-specific installation of the art at Asia Society. In an hour-long discussion, she explored topics in her work such as materiality and sensation, body as instrument, the ritual and the divine, perceptions of time, the record of gesture, and instability of color.
Hong Hong is currently an Artist-in-Residence at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and recently exhibited her work Reading the Weather at Art League Houston. The Mountain That Does Not Describe a Circle: Works by Hong Hong is on view at the Asia Society through July 25.
We have transcribed the conversation, which you can access or download below.
Please note that while the transcript has been reviewed for accuracy, it was originally produced by an automated service and may still contain small inaccuracies.
Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas are presented by Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher. Major support comes from The Brown Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., and Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. and Oscar L. Tang. United Airlines is our official airline partner. Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas.
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