Let's try listening again, 13th A.I.R. Biennial

January 9 - February 3, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6-8pm
Curated by Sarah Demeuse and Prem Krishnamurthy
Participating artists: Angeli, Angie Keefer, Anna Riley, Catalina Viejo López de Roda, Dulce Gómez, Fotini Vurgaropulou, Hagen Verleger, Irene Mohedano, Jane Long, Johanna Unzueta, Julie Nagle, Karen Donnellan, Katie Hector, Katja Mater, Katy Mixon, Keren Benbenisty, Kyoung eun Kang, Library Stack, Lukas Eigler-Harding, Malin Abrahamsson, Maren Henson, Matthew Schrader, Olivia Baldwin, Romily Alice Walden, Sari Carel, Scaleno Collective, Shuyi Cao, Suzanne Mooney, Tselote Holley, and Zhenya Plechkina
Public Programs:
January 9, 2018: 
Performance by Angeli, dancing in our sleep, 2019, performing with Jayoung Yoon
February 2, 2018: 
12-3 PM Performance by Irene Mohedano Tengo Miedo; No Tenemos Miedo / I'm afraid; We are not afraid, 2018
3 PM Launch of A Primer on Working With Disabled Group Members for Feminist / Activist Groups., 2018 by Romily Alice Walden
Dear Visitor, 
This biennial exhibition starts where its open call ended: with the sentence “Let’s try listening again.” Echoing a contemporary sentiment, this title voices an urge to stop the treadmill of self-same thought and perceive what is near, around, yet not always seen. It highlights a pause for respect and discovery that is necessary to imagine new, relevant relations—whether social, intellectual, emotional, or cosmic. The point being: we can’t know everything, but still we need to envision novel forms of communing.
Listening to the five hundred and forty-four voices that responded to their open call, we gradually selected a constellation of twenty-nine works that resonate with this theme. The exhibition brings together two performances, two distributed projects, and twenty-five works for the gallery by participating artists far and wide. The catalogue takes the form of a website that can produce encoded PDF communiqués around the thematics of this year’s biennial.
Gratitude to all applicants. This was hard.
S. & P.
A.I.R. Gallery is wheelchair accessible via ramp. There are accessible toilets in the venue. There is comfortable seating with backs. Free tap water is available. 
The venue is nearest to the F train at York St (0.2 miles) and the A train at High St (0.5 miles). The nearest wheelchair accessible trains is the B, Q, R at Dekalb Av (1.1 miles) and the 2, 3 at Borough Hall (0.8 miles).
The roads immediately surrounding the gallery are cobblestone. The nearest accessible parking garage (for an hourly fee) is two blocks away at 100 Jay St. No ID necessary for entry. Please contact info@airgallery.org for more information.

every morning and every evening at Soho20 gallery +/- project space

Kyoung Eun Kang: every morning and every evening
back to the +/- Project Space
November 17 – December 22, 2017
Opening Reception: Fri. November 17, 6-9pm
1.Care package I_kyoung eun kang
Image: Care package I2017. Pharmacy envelopes, a cardboard box, 14 x 19.5 x 19.5 inches.
The installation for the +/- Project Space is part of an ongoing project by artist Kyoung Eun Kang, in which she unpacks the contents of care packages sent to her from her mother in South Korea. In this iteration, Kang presents us with four boxes, each flipped open and upright in diorama format to reveal the contents. Inside, she has edited and rearranged the sent objects – towels, dried anchovies, stones, bottles, pharmacy envelopes, detergent, hot pepper powders,  creating still lives and landscapes from quotidien wares. Each box itself is as much a part of the work as its contents, down to the intentionally positioned flaps.
The project’s title comes from the use instructions on a pharmacy envelope. Although the items sent in each package are basic – nothing that can’t be found somewhere in New York City, each one carries something from home – a texture, a scent, a design, a reference. In collaboration with her family, Kang creates containers that carry time, care, and distance; that embody routines as well as relationships. It is the binding banality of family and history that tethers a person to the seemingly ignorable objects, tools, and flavors in our lives, whether chosen by us or not.
On Fri. December 1 SOHO20 will host a performance as part of this installation, where Kyoung Eun Kang will attempt to intuitively match the footsteps of her mother, wearing her mother’s shoes that don’t fit, sent to her in a care package.

1402 Seok-Dong at Nurtureart

Kyoung eun Kang
1402 Seok-Dong

Opening Reception: Friday, October 13th, 7–9pm
On View: October 14th–November 5th

NURTUREart is pleased to announce 1402 Seok-Dong, a solo exhibition by Kyoung eun Kang.

Kang enshrines routine and subtle interactions into delicate monuments. Her works, which reveal the universal in the particular, memorialize the gestures that attach and bind us to family and strangers alike. Yet, only select details of Kang’s history are shared, reminding us that there are things we say and do not say when disclosing the background of our personal relationships.

Kang’s parents moved to 1402 Seok-Dong five years ago, when Kang was already living in New York City. Continents away, Kang finds ways to connect intimately with her family. Family Poems is a series lifted from their recorded daily conversations. River is an installation that includes the family’s heirloom chamber pot and overlapping sound of each of them urinating. Other featured works impart inside jokes and familial nicknames—sharing the punch line without the setup. For 1402 Seok-Dong, the gallery floor will be covered entirely with vinyl flooring, reminiscent of Korean homes as Kang invites us into an intimate space echoing her childhood family memories.

Only few particular and private anecdotes of Kang’s family are shared in 1402 Seok-Dong. Much more is undescribed, leaving an intimate space for viewers to meditate on details and the elusive qualities of relationships.

Born in South Korea, Kyoung eun Kang lives and works in New York City. She received a BFA and MFA in Fine Arts from Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea and from Parsons The New School for Design, New York. She has had solo exhibitions at BRIC project room, Brooklyn, NY; Here Arts Center, NY; PRIMETIME, Brooklyn, NY; and at the Contemporary Museum of Hong-ik University, Seoul, South Korea. Her group exhibitions include those at the Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Australia; Museum of Imperial City, China; and National Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea. She has received awards and fellowships from BRIC, the NARS Foundation, Artist Alliance INC, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

1. Switch, 2013, C-print mounted on Sintra, 8 x 11 inches.
2. Self-portrait_Father, 2011, archival inkjet print on Sintra, 20 x 30 inches.
3. A family bonsai, 2017, diptych, archival inkjet prints, 16 x 24 inches each.
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