Song Dong's large–scale installation comprised of items that his mother and grandmother collected over a period of five decades. It follows the Chinese concept of wu jin qi yong or "waste not," as a prerequisite for survival.
With the use of delicate materials, Lauren DiCioccio creates soft sculptures of objects disappearing from the everyday, for better or worse. Replicas of newspapers, currency, and plastic bags and bottles are formed out of dainty fabrics tediously hand–embroidered with thread.
Jennie C. Jones' practice resides at the intersection of art history, music history and African-American history, layering the formal language of modern art—abstraction and minimalism—over the conceptual and technical strategies of avant-garde jazz.
Inspired by artist Song Dong’s investigations of family, consumerism, and the small meditative moments that punctuate an ordinary life, Daily Lives is a group exhibition borne out of a collaboration between YBCA and the Chinese Cultural Center.
A roundtable discussion focusing on the work of Song Dong, how it relates to that of other artists who emerged in the 1990s; the impact it has had on the younger generation of Chinese artists; and how it has been received both inside and outside of China. Participants include: Song Dong, Britta Erickson, Wu Hung, Zheng Shengtian.
2006 – 7 pm About Love by Darezhan Omirbaev; No Day Off by Eric Khoo; & Twelve Twenty by Pen–ek Ratanaruang
2007 – 9 pm Respite by Harun Farocki; The Rabbit Hunters by Pedro Costa; & Correspondences by Eugène Green