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November 14, 2019 12:00 pm - November 19, 2019 5:00 pm
Exhibition dates: November 14—November 19, 2019 12-5pm
Opening reception: November 14 7-10pm with music performance by Amazondotcom from Los Angeles and Siete Catorce from Mexicali at 8pm
Restaurant is a joint project between Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artists Stella Ahn and Hyesung ii. This project will re-imagine the space with cultural and personal objects. The system of things in a space (in a restaurant, a gallery, or a home, for example) can initiate a network of use, value, and meaning that over time constitutes a daily material reality. Perhaps this is even truer of immigrants and immigrant families, whose spaces are a constellation of colors, objects, noises, and smells that not only help them sensorially belong in this country, but also create an endless web of varied ideas and functions in and of themselves. This exhibit explores these ideas through the material realities the artists have accumulated over their lives.
Stella Ahn is an artist and music producer based in Los Angeles, where she grew up. She is interested in re-imaging non-western worlds and world views, heterogenous structures, narrative arrangements, and the collapsing of meaning.
Hyesung ii is a filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles and Seoul. She works with narratives of “ordinary” individuals and/or daily events.
The two women studied together at Calarts from 2009-2012.