I WENT TO ART SCHOOL AND ALL I GOT WAS A PANDEMIC
We/Me: Eating Noodles Together
November 11, 2020
Bo An, Alejandro Junyao Zhang, Genie Tran
An exploration of the Asian Identity as international students from Korea, China, and Vietnam. The duality of the collective’s similarities and the singularity of each individual’s experiences are addressed by the performative visual artworks. We confront and invite the audience in an in-depth conversation surrounding the Asian stereotype. With the use of stereotypical objects and the deindividualization of the artists wearing similar clothing in contrast with each artist’s unique works, the conversation can commence.
Ink on Parachute Cloth + Metal and Wooden Frames
The central figure is the Horangee (tiger). The tiger is an icon of Korea, the artist’s birth country, that appears in all aspects of Korean culture. The western (individual) and eastern (collective) notions of what is perceived as art is hung in a banner style with areas of the painting highlighted by the frames further playing with the idea of the individual versus the collective; the individual elements that make up the whole of the painting.
Horangee Print Series
Nov 2020 - Feb 2021
Screenprint + Ink on Paper
The multiple prints of the Horangee (tiger) and the seemingly identical nature of this Horangee presented in an evenly spaced, ordered fashion talks to the duality of the capacity of each individual and the power of the collective.