A Step In Time Across The Line: Recent Work by Chee Wang Ng

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University will present A Step In Time Across The Line: Recent Work by Chee Wang Ng 一步之時,跨越界線: 吳子雲近作個展 Curated by Judith A. Stubbs, Pamela Buell Curator of Asian Art.

What does it mean to be Chinese in today’s diverse global society? Through multimedia works of photography, sculpture, video, and installation, Chee Wang Ng asks this question and explores the possibilities with image rich tableaux of artifacts that range from documentary material to kitsch. With the rise of Chinese engagement with the world-at-large, Chee Wang Ng’s work re-contextualizes not only traditional Chinese cultural imagery, but also modern constructions of race, identity and stereotyping viewed through the lens of history.

A Step In Time Across The Line 一步之時,跨越界線 (2016-17) will be featured together with 108 Global Rice Bowls - Installation 壹佰零捌個全球化飯碗-裝置藝術 (2012) and In The Name of Our Forefathers - Clear Tea, Light Rice 以先祖之名 - 清茶淡飯 (2014-15) both in new configuration, and a selection of large-format photography prints from Eaten Your Fill of Rice? Series 食飽飯未呀? 系列 (1998 - ongoing).
March 11th - May 7th, 2017

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
1133 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7509

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"108 Global Rice Bowls" at Vivo Media Arts Centre, Vancouver

"108 Global Rice Bowls" 壹佰零捌個全球化飯碗 will be featured in "Eat Rice Yet?" - thirstDays No. 11 at VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada for the montly series on video, film, performance and ceremony events by Project curator/artist-in-residence Jayce Salloum together with works by Fred Wah, Meeru Dhalwala, Vanessa Richards and Michael Rakowitz curated by Henry Tsang and Diyan Achjadi - Emily Carr University of Art and Design. A program of words, music, and food will address the struggle towards generosity and openness in an attempt to provide different ways of nourishment - Love, intimacy and (com)passion in a geopolitical context. Rice as a metaphor as a way to consider our relationships with each other, and our relationship to the land.

7:30 p.m. December 15th, 2016

VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3G9

"A History of The Chinese Diaspora - Hexaptych" Workshop and Pop-Up Preview Installation at 2016 OCA National Convention

A History of The Chinese Diaspora - Hexaptych
History is written by the victors and it is written and rewritten daily.

A visual friendly workshop structures to identify trivial relics and artifacts as important cultural markers in understanding and linking the contextual significant at readdressing history. Working with unbiased primary source materials first hand in dissecting beyond the whitewashed vernacular. The empowerment narrative of the Chinoiserie Chronicle 中國風記錄 series act as the impetus in mapping and charting a stronger trajectory of personal and community growth. Corky Lee 李揚國 delivered the commentary.

The Six Pop-Up Preview Installation Vitrines featured curated key ethic relics and artifacts from the collection including the 1870s Eadweard Muybridge Streoview Card, the 1882 "The Chinese Must Go" Cap Gun, and the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests "Tank Man" Solidarity Button 天安門廣場抗議「坦克人」團結按鈕 as encaptulated cultural marker, as visual discourse, and as well as the material evidence of the era. 

This site-specific installation was made possible in part by support from the NYC Chinatown Community Leaders and kind assistants from both the National and NJ OCA 美華協會 organizing committee members and interns.

July 21st - 24th, 2016

Westin Jersey City Newport
479 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310

2016 OCA National Convention Workshop Page

"In The Name of Our Forefathers - Clear Tea, Light Rice" in Iowa

In The Name of Our Forefathers - Clear Tea, Light Rice 以先祖之名 - 清茶淡飯 is making its second interation at Plymouth Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa featured in "In The Name of Our Forefathers: Being Other" together with Jon Cuyson, Zheng Lianjie 鄭連傑, and Roger Shimomura, sponsored by The Arts @ Plymouth and Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines. There will be two lectures - one for the Senior College of Greater Des Moines, and another at the Drake University, Des Moines, IA.

April 8th - June 16th, 2016

Plymouth Gallery
Plymouth Church UCC
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
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