In the latest episode of ‘Brilliant Ideas’ on Bloomberg, the weekly videos centering on internationally acclaimed artists, Tiffany Chung was introduced comprehensively as such:
Artist, researcher and historian Tiffany Chung has made a name for herself with her stunning cartographic works. Her experience as a Vietnamese refugee has influenced the subjects of her art. Her work examines conflict, migration and urban transformation in relation to history and cultural memory. She is a contemporary artist whose work crosses many mediums including video and performance art, embroidery and beadwork on canvases, and sculptures and archaeological discoveries. (Source: Bloomberg)
Post Vidai is glad to announce that the work ‘AK47 .vs M16’ of the collection is traveling to Dublin on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Design and Violence’ at Science Gallery Dublin co-produced with MoMa New York.
Here is an excerpt about the thought-provoking exhibition:
‘This is an exhibition of objects and systems at the intersection of design and violence. In defining these terms, we push at both their boundaries. Violence is identified here as both deliberate harm caused to a person or thing, and as a byproduct or unintended consequence. Violence may occur in spectacular outbursts in other places, in explosions and civil unrest — but as this exhibition shows, it underpins the normal order of things in the places we live, too. The products we buy and the systems in which we participate may cause harm elsewhere and out of sight. Design is something this exhibition finds in many places. It is not just the preserve of professionals, or found only in ‘designer’ objects. Design can be located in the most ubiquitous, ordinary actions and things around us. The exhibition identifies both the forces that help shape design, and the effects designed objects and systems have on our everyday lives. Here, too, we pay attention to unintended consequences, and to the fact that while design can do good, it can also be used to do bad things well.
DESIGN AND VIOLENCE at Science Gallery Dublin has been developed by Ralph Borland, Lynn Scarff and Ian Brunswick and is based on an online curatorial experiment originally hosted by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and led by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, and Jamer Hunt, Associate Professor, Transdisciplinary Design, School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School. The project has invited experts from fields as diverse as science, philosophy, literature, music, film, journalism, and politics to respond to selected design objects and spark a conversation about them. Noting the history between the two themes, the exhibition seeks to explore the relationship between design and the manifestations of violence in contemporary society.’
Post Vidai would love to congratulation young artist Thao Nguyen Phan for her major achievement being chosen as visual artist of The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative 2016, which was created to assist extraordinary, rising artists to achieve their full potential by pairing them with great masters for a year of creative collaboration. Throughout the year, she will be mentored by legendary performance artist Joan Jonas. Rolex reveals:
‘Seven new protégés are starting extraordinary creative journeys with their mentors, artists who are among the best in the world. Seven highly gifted young artists from four continents are about to join one of the world’s leading arts philanthropy programmes, bringing to a total of 50 the number of young talents who have participated in the Rolex Arts Initiative since its launch in 2002. The new protégés – a Swiss architect, a writer from Brazil, a Peruvian musician, a dancer from South Africa, an Argentinian/Spanish theatre artist, a film-maker from India and a Vietnamese visual artist – are being mentored by some of the most acclaimed figures in the contemporary arts worldwide: British architect Sir David Chipperfield, Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón, poet and novelist Mia Couto, from Mozambique, American composer Philip Glass, Canadian theatre director Robert Lepage and American performance and video artist Joan Jonas. The young artists, one for each of the programme’s seven disciplines, are aged from 22 to 36. The Rolex Arts Initiative will give the mentor-protégé pairs funding and logistical support, enabling them to spend at least six weeks working together, though many of mentoring pairs often spend much more. Each mentoring pair will have the liberty to decide how best to use their time in the most creative and productive way possible. At the end of the 12 months, each of the protégés will create or produce a work or performance that will be part of a Rolex Arts Weekend in late 2017.’