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Thursday 23 November –
Friday 24 November
29 SEPTEMBER – 17 DECEMBER 2017
Invisible Cities artist Ho Tzu Nyen. Still from EARTH, 2009–2012
Courtesy of the artist
A collaboration between Dallas Contemporary, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, and the Moving Image Archive for Contemporary Art: MIACA (Hong Kong), Invisible Cities is an exhibition and screening series that showcases more than twenty contemporary video works by renowned and emerging artists from China, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam.
At Dallas Contemporary, Japanese collective Chim↑Pom playfully tackles challenging experiences of everyday life and explores issues left unanswered in the former disaster zones of Hiroshima and Fukushima. Chim↑Pom is an artist collective of six formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2005. Members include Ryuta Ushiro, Yasutaka Hayashi, Ellie, Masataka Okada, Motomu Inaoka, and Toshinori Mizuno.
McDermott & McGough. Detail of Time Balls, 1921, 1988
Collection Bruno Bischofberger, Switzerland.
Artists David McDermott and Peter McGough carry their artwork into their physical world. Seduced by the past, the couple experiments with time by living in a ‘time bubble’ evocative of the Edwardian period. The duo explores the historical present, homoeroticism and sexuality in their exhibition I’ve Seen the Future and I’m Not Going by pushing aside the present for the past, reviving unexpected dramas, and transcending historical traumas.
David McDermott was born in 1952 in Hollywood, California. He lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. Peter McGough was born in 1958 in Syracuse, New York. He lives and works in New York.
Kiki Smith Blue Rain II, 2016. © Kiki Smith. Courtesy Pace Gallery
Kiki Smith’s Mortal addresses universal aspects of the human condition. Titled after a series of woodcut prints that depict the final stages of her mother’s life, Mortal couples Smith’s own mortality, spirituality, and her unexpected sources of inspiration. Inspired by the 18th century silk embroidery by Prudence Punderson, Smith’s Pilgrim (an installation comprised of 30 glass panels) examines the narrative of a woman’s life—infancy, adulthood, and death. The work in Smith’s Mortal encourages viewer introspection for the transmission of meaning.
Kiki Smith was born in 1954 in Nuremburg, Germany. She lives and works in New York.
Moving Images from Asia
McDERMOTT & McGOUGH
I've Seen the Future and I'm Not Going
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Invisible Cities artist Yu Araki. Still from Wrong Revision, 2016. Courtesy of the artist
Invisible Cities artist Chim↑Pom SUPER RAT, 2006, 2011. Photo by Yoshimitsu Umekawa. © Chim↑Pom. Courtesy of the artist and MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
McDermott & McGough. Detail of Dandysmo, 1913, 1987.
Collection Bruno Bischofberger, Switzerland
Kiki Smith Winged Messenger, 2009. © Kiki Smith
Photograph by Kerry Ryan McFate. Courtesy Pace Gallery