[WEBCAST] While the World Stands Still: A Collaboration with Artists Tiffany Chung and Kim YasudaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
During this time of isolation, artists Tiffany Chung and Kim Yasuda have been talking about their daily lives — what they think, what they do, and what this time means for the future of artists. Chung developed writing prompts based on the form of haiku, which start with the phrase "While the World Stands Still..." The haiku are about the inspirations she's found, which reflect the intellectual and creative processes of Chung's practice. In response, Yasuda (who is also a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara) has developed a project for and with her students called "The Soundscapes of Lockdown," which embodies her emphasis on combining her artistic and pedagogical practices.
Asia Society at Home
Please join us for this conversation as Yasuda and Chung share their insights and questions regarding work during a time of global uncertainty.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
7:30 p.m. Conversation
8:10 p.m. Audience Q&A — Questions welcome via YouTube and Facebook
About the Artists
Featured in Asia Society Texas’ recent exhibition New Cartographies, Tiffany Chung (Vietnam/USA) is internationally noted for her research-based multimedia installations and meticulously detailed cartographic works that examine conflict, migration, urban transformation, and environmental impact in relation to the history of specific places. Chung’s work remaps historical and collective memories of traumatized topographies, creates interventions into the spatial and political narratives produced through statecraft, and unveils the connection between imperialist ideologies and visions of modernity. She recently presented a major solo exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue (March – September 2019). Her ongoing work tracking the conflict and crisis in Syria, The Syria Project, was presented at the 56th Venice Biennale's main exhibition All The World's Futures in 2015 and at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2016.
Kim Yasuda is an artist and professor of Public Practice in the Department of Art at University of California Santa Barbara. Her work investigates the role of art, artists and educational institutions in community development and civic life. Yasuda’s current research intersects her university teaching with her public art practice, shaping pedagogical experiments that explore the intersection between institutional knowledge production and a creative practice. Yasuda’s past exhibition work has been presented at museums and alternative spaces in the U.S., Canada and U.K., including: the New Museum of Contemporary Art and Art in General, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art@ Champion, CT; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston; Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada; Camerawork Gallery, East London.
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