Artist Talk: Hong Hong – On Material, Time, and TransferenceVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
7 p.m. Discussion
7:45 p.m. Audience Q&A — Questions welcome via YouTube Live or Facebook Live
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To celebrate Asia Society Texas' new exhibition The Mountain That Does Not Describe a Circle: Works by Hong Hong, we welcome the featured artist Hong Hong in conversation. The performance of ritual, with its physical demands and cyclical patterns, grounds Hong's papermaking and opens a channel of communication between present and past, the artist and her ancestors, and the mundane and the divine. In her work and installations, Hong investigates human experiences of time, dimension, and space. She will discuss her installation at Asia Society, where the architecture is both a support and a counterpoint for ideas of scale, visual perception, and experiential connection.
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About the Artist
Hong Hong (b. 1989, Hefei, China, lives and works in Houston) is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans craft, painting, performance, and earthwork. She immigrated with her family to North Dakota when she was ten years old. Hong earned her MFA from University of Georgia in 2014 and her BFA from the State University of New York in 2011. Since then, Hong has traveled to different locations across the United States to make site-responsive, monumental paper-works. These investigations have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Art League Houston, Penland School of Craft, Madison Museum of Fine Art, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Jewett Arts Center, and New Mexico History Museum. She has been commissioned to create public projects for Real Art Ways, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, and Artspace New Haven.
Hong is the recipient of fellowships and grants from MacDowell, Yaddo, National Endowment for the Arts, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Connecticut Office for the Arts, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Greater Hartford Arts Council, and The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation. Her work has been reviewed by Art21, Hyperallergic, Artnet News, Art New England, Virtual Asian American Art Museum, Southwest Contemporary, Hand Papermaking, Glasstire, Two Coats of Paint, and Yale Daily News. She has lectured and taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Women's Studio Workshop, Wellesley College, Hartford Art School, and University of Oregon.
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This exhibition program is organized by Asia Society Texas Center. 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.
Nancy C. Allen
Leslie & Brad Bucher
Chinhui Juhn & Edward Allen
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About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.
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