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Presented by MA Curatorial Practice

Model Minority and Model Majorities: Furen Dai, Christopher K Ho and Friends

Nov 7, 2019; 7:00 - 9:00pm
pizza box that says "Leonida Pizzeria"
Credit: Ken Lum, "Leonida Pizzeria," 2003, plexiglas, powder-coated aluminum, enamel, glue, plastic letters, 78 x 72 x 2 in. (198 x 183 x 5 cm).

MA Curatorial Practice, in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in America, presents artists Furen Dai and Christopher K Ho and special guests Matthew Shen Goodman, Owen Duffy, Martha Tuttle, Luke Cheng, Jean Shin, Daisy Nam, Philip Poon, Celine Wong Katzman, j.p.mot and Maia Chao. They will present a series of propositions responding to the strangeness of Asian and Asian-American lived experience in relation to historical meta-narratives and notions of "home"—country politics, history and language.

Furen Dai is an artist and the collection and program assistant at Asia Art Archive in America. Her artistic practice has focused largely on the economy of the cultural industry, and how languages lose function, usage and history. Dai’s hybrid art practice utilizes video, sound, sculpture, painting and collaboration. Her years as a professional translator and interest in linguistic studies have guided her artistic practice since 2015. She has exhibited work at the National Art Center, Tokyo; Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece; International Video Art Festival Now&After, Moscow, Russia; and Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, Scotland, amongst others. She is currently a resident of the International Studio & Curatorial Program.

Christopher K. Ho is a speculative artist based in New York, Hong Kong and Telluride, Colorado. He is known for a practice that includes making, organizing, writing and teaching. His multi-component projects address privilege, community and capital, and draw equally from learned material about, and lived encounters with, power and otherness in a bipolar and increasingly networked world. Recent solo exhibitions include "Embassy S_ites" at Tomorrow Maybe, Hong Kong (2019); "Aloha to the World" at the Don Ho Terrace at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2018); "Dear John" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York (2018); and "CX 888" at de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong (2018). He is a recent recipient of a Rauschenberg Foundation Residency and is currently at work on a project for Asia Society Hong Kong. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, YISHU, Art in America, Modern Painters, LEAP, The South China Morning Post, Hyperallergic and ArtReview. He received his BFA and BS from Cornell University and his MPhil from Columbia University.

Free and open to the public