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Chin Chih Yang,  Interactive protests to commercial corporations’ waste, Times Square

Chin Chih Yang, Interactive protests to commercial corporations’ waste, Times Square

Join us for the closing of our 1st Annual Juried Exhibition! Take part in exhibiting artist Chin Chih Yang’s interactive performance that displays vitality in spite of human pollution and material waste. Then enjoy a Q&A with Yang and a closing reception to say a final goodbye to your favorite works from the exhibition.

This event is free with admission, and free for members. Light refreshments will be served. 

Full schedule of events:

Performance by Chin Chih Yang: 4 - 4:45 pm

Q&A with Chin Chih Yang: 4:45 - 5 pm

Closing Reception: 5 - 6 pm

About the Artist:

Chin Chih Yang was born in Taiwan, and has resided for many years in New York City. He is a graduate of Parsons School of Design (BFA, 1986) and Pratt Institute with a Master of Science in 1994.

Yang received a fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts; as well as many other awards and commendations from prestigious organizations and institutes. Among his recent accomplishments are a solo show at MoCA Taipei and a residency at MASS MoCA Studio and Santa Fe Art Institute: Labor, 2020 Thematic Residency. A retrospective documentary about the past 20 years of his work, Chin Chih Yang: Face the Earth, won the Best Documentary award at the 2018 Southampton International Film Festival in the UK.

Yang’s work addresses society’s efforts to protect itself, physically and psychologically, against catastrophe resulting from pollution, surveillance, isolation, and religious/political/social intolerance. Yang perceives the modern world as a mixture of anxiety and entrancement. 21st-century products can do wondrous things, but producers and consumers alike wantonly discard waste.

COST:

Free with admission

HOURS:

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Earlier Event: August 31
Drop In and Create - Yarn Pictures
Later Event: October 12
How We Live Opening Reception