GAX 2018: Intimacies and Imagined Futures (June 19 – July 15, 2018)

Co-curated by Nabi Nara, Alexandra Chang, and Francesca Tarocco.

Presented by SOMA Art Space and the 2018 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange.

An initiative of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Thanks to support from the NYU Global Research Initiatives, Office of the Provost and Arts Council Korea (ARKO).

On view: June 19 – July 15, 2018 at Atelierhof Kreuzberg Schleiermacherstraße 31-37 10961 Berlin, Germany
Galery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and by appointment (please contact nabinara@berlin.com; +4915752705965).

Intimacies and Imagined Futures features the work of nine international and Berlin-based Asian diasporic artists working in video and performance. Visually compelling, at times loud and humorous, and at others emotionally jarring, the exhibition explores how these artists engage with the intimacies of the diasporic and transnational body, self, and everyday in relation to identity, site, memory, trauma, stereotype, and imagined stories. The works shown in Intimacies and Imagined Futures revolve around counternarratives of resistance that render visible multiple fragments of the present and open up possible visions for the future.

Artists: Jia Chang, Christa Joo Hyun D’angeloMatt Huynh, Jane Chang MiViệt Lê, kate-hers RHEE, Biho RyuMing Wong, and Gao Yuan.

The opening reception for Intimacies and Imagined Futures will take place on Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the 2018 Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange.