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Mar
20
Mon
An Uncanny Tomorrow: The Video Art of Yuan Goang-Ming Lecture and Screening @ 145 Natural Sciences Building
Mar 20 @ 10:20 am – 11:40 am

Part 1:

Lecture: “The Beginning of Video Art in Taiwan and My Practice”

​Speaker: Yuan Goang-Ming​
Location: 145 Natural Sciences Building
Time: 10:20-11:40 am

As one of the earliest practitioners of video art in Taiwan, Yuan Goang-Ming has worked with moving images since the mid 1980s. In this presentation, Yuan will offer an overview of contemporary video art in Taiwan since its origins and present aspects of his own work. Yuan mobilizes technological media to explore symbolic and metaphoric concepts that underpin ​the ​human experience.

 

Part 2:

Screening: “New Media in Asia: Shorts by​ Yuan Goang-Ming​”​
Location: B117 Wells
Time: 6:30 pm

​Acclaimed international video artist ​Yuan Goang-Ming will screen and discuss a selection of his ​shorts​. Hosted by Tze-Lan Sang, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Michigan State University.​

Artist bio:

Yuan Goang-Ming’s photographic and video work has been shown at MOMA Contemporary (Fukuoka), the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg), the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Venice Biennale, and the Biennale de Lyon. He is currently an associate professor of New Media at the National Taipei University of the Arts. ​

Info:

http://www.tinakenggallery.com/plus/en/index.php?REQUEST_ID=bW9kPWFydCZwYWdlPWRldGFpbCZBSUQ9Mw==

Part 2: “An Uncanny Tomorrow: The Video Art of Yuan Goang-Ming Lecture and Screening” @ B117 Wells Hall
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm

Part 1:

Lecture: “The Beginning of Video Art in Taiwan and My Practice”

​Speaker: Yuan Goang-Ming​
Location: 145 Natural Sciences Building
Time: 10:20-11:40 am

As one of the earliest practitioners of video art in Taiwan, Yuan Goang-Ming has worked with moving images since the mid 1980s. In this presentation, Yuan will offer an overview of contemporary video art in Taiwan since its origins and present aspects of his own work. Yuan mobilizes technological media to explore symbolic and metaphoric concepts that underpin ​the ​human experience.

Part 2:

Screening: “New Media in Asia: Shorts by​ Yuan Goang-Ming​”​
Location: B117 Wells
Time: 6:30 pm

​Acclaimed international video artist ​Yuan Goang-Ming will screen and discuss a selection of his ​shorts​. Hosted by Tze-Lan Sang, Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies at Michigan State University.​

Artist bio:

Yuan Goang-Ming’s photographic and video work has been shown at MOMA Contemporary (Fukuoka), the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, the Hermitage Museum (St Petersburg), the Power Station of Art (Shanghai), the Venice Biennale, and the Biennale de Lyon. He is currently an associate professor of New Media at the National Taipei University of the Arts. ​

Info:

http://www.tinakenggallery.com/plus/en/index.php?REQUEST_ID=bW9kPWFydCZwYWdlPWRldGFpbCZBSUQ9Mw==

Feb
24
Wed
Kelly Akashi Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Kelly Akashi Mutant Salon Talk Hosted by Young Joon Kwak @ Virtual on Zoom

Kelly Akashi | February 24 | Virtual on Zoom | 4 PM EST

This event does not require pre-registration, if you are interested in joining our zoom webinar, please do so using the link and password below.

https://msu.zoom.us/j/97803340342 pw: mutants

Material tactility, its possibilities, limitations, and transformation form the core of Kelly Akashi’s practice. Originally trained in analog photography, traditional processes and the materiality of documents continue to inform and fuel her sculptural explorations. Working in a variety of media, such as wax, bronze, fire, glass, silicone, copper, and rope, Akashi investigates the capacity and boundaries of these elements and their ability to construct and challenge conventional concepts of form.

Born in 1983 in Los Angeles, Kelly Akashi currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. The artist graduated with a MFA from University of Southern California in 2014. Akashi studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and received her BFA at Otis College of Art and Design in 2006.

Currently on view at the Aspen Art Museum is a new commissioned sculpture, Cultivator, which will be on view at the museum’s Crown Commons through March 2021. Winner of the 2019 Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation Art Prize the artist had a residency at the foundation in Ojai, California. Other residencies include ARCH Athens, Greece (2019) and at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (2019) – both of which concluded with a solo exhibition. Other important solo exhibitions include Long Exposure curated by Ruba Katrib at the SculptureCenter, New York (2017). The artist’s work is currently featured in Ground/work at the Clark Art Institute and Possédé·e·s at MoCo Montpellier Contemporain in France. Other notable group exhibitions include the Hammer Museum’s biennial, Made in L.A. (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit (2017); LA: A Fiction, Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France (2017); Take me (I’m Yours), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jens Hoffmann, and Kelly Taxter, Jewish Museum, New York (2016); Can’t Reach Me There, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (2015).

For more information about Kelly Akashi and their work, please visit their website.