What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
Showcasing a cross section of three generations of Chinese video artists, The Poplar Tree and Mirror presents work from Video Bureau’s archives by Li Ming, Zhang Peili, Ma Qiusha, Zhou Tao and Huang Xiaopeng. Dealing with social causality and the interrelated, global effects of decision-making in Chinese culture, the works exhibited interrogate the role of agency in the face of the transformative political and economic forces that drive these effects.
Video Bureau was initiated by Zhu Jia, Libreria Borges Institute for Contemporary Art and Fang Lu and aims to provide a platform to exhibit, organize and archive video art.
THE POPLAR TREE AND MIRROR
Huang Xiaopeng (黄小鵬), Li Ming (李明), Ma Qiusha (馬秋莎), Zhang Peili (張培力), and Zhou Tao (周 滔)
Curated by Howie Chen
April 25 — May 23, 2014
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211