Ting Ying Han
Ting Ying Han
 
 
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Act I, Play as Production

Act I, Play as Production draws from the Marxist notion of play as production, and French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud's relational aesthetics, in which through play the artists construct works that examine and construct new political and cultural ways of seeing. 

Titled ‘Act I’ the exhibition is situated within the framework of performance, expanded through the mediums of photography, installation and sculpture. Through the performance lens each work can be seen in the act of staging or being “staged” for the audience, as the artists intuitively consider space, light, narrative and the set itself as part of the production of new ideas. Both the works and the space are set in a constant state of performance and creation, physically activated by the artists and the audience.

In the act of play the artists engage the audience to transmit their social or political concerns and disrupt the models that structure society. Through the escapism of performance, the artists blur binaries of the real and unreal, familiar and unfamiliar to construct new “Acts” for the viewer to behold. The narratives range from tropes of nature and mythology, medicine and disease, the self and motherhood as the artists respond to issues of gender, immigration and motherhood in the United States today. 

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, May 20, 5-7pm

970 N Broadway, Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90012

EXHIBITION DATES:
May 20 – July 21, 2017  |  Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm
Tel: (213) 808-1008       |  Email: foca@focala.org

 
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Separation

Fueled by the trauma unfolding at our borders, AVA has invited artists to respond to the current political crisis, while considering the ways in which separation has been wielded by authorities to continually suppress and divide our nation by gender, class, and ethnicity. The works included in this exhibition ask the viewer to confront our complicit silence as we witness these representations of separation. Between these moments of division, we find distance and pause, providing space for reflection over these divisive events as they relate to their historical precedent as well as their unabashed resurgence in our current climate.

Features works by Ricardo Alzati, Gabbah Baya, Tasha Bjelić, Artemisa Clark with Angie Jennings, Armando Cortes, Ting Ying Han, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Thinh Nguyen, and Gazelle Samizay.

OPENING RECEPTION:
May 10, 6-9pm

Tin Flats

1989 Blake Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039


EXHIBITION DATES:
Aug 10 – Aug 26, 2018


 

PLAY(ed)GROUND


OPENING RECEPTION:
Monday , July 23th, 7-9 pm


POST

1206 Maple Ave Suit 515
Los Angeles, CA 9005

 

 Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities

The title of this group show, Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities, is a direct reference to O-1 visa approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to individuals who are classified as “aliens” possessing extraordinary ability in arts, science, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industries. 

Despite having interest to take part in commonly shared discussions on “assimilation versus integration,” “race versus ethnicity,” “mainstream culture versus subculture,” or “economically motivated immigration versus politically motivated evacuation,” this show is compelled to observe the dialectical process that wages within the outsiders struggling to come to terms with their social environment. 

While the eight artists in the show possess distinct backgrounds and manifest disparate approaches to art, each identifies herself as a “stranger,” oscillating between being an insider and an outsider by virtue of her individuality within her own circumstances. Drawing on personal experiences related to diaspora, race, gender, queerness, and social constraints, each artist’s work subverts and confronts the negative connotations of life as a foreigner.

Furthermore, both the curator and artists collaborated by playing both roles. As a whole, Aliens with Extraordinary Abilitiesamalgamates works ranging from photography, video, sculpture, and sound, site-specific installations. Together, they are collectively curated to touch on the ideas of ‘home’ and expand on the paradigm of the forever immigrant with multiple places of belonging, out of places or with no place to call ‘home’. 

Featuring work by: Jenny Donaire, Ting YIng Han, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Ann Le, Yoshie Sakai, Kyungmi Shin, Jimena Sarno, Kim Ye

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, May 20, 5-7pm

FOCA

970 N Broadway, Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90012

EXHIBITION DATES:
May 20 – July 21, 2017  

 
 
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