Curated by Artist, Camella DaEun Kim
Opening Reception | Saturday, May 20th, 5 - 7pm
Exhibition dates | May 20th - July 21st, 2017
Mon - Fri, 10am - 5pm
Immigrant Potluck | Saturday, June 10th
Fellows of Contemporary Art
970 North Broadway #208
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Despite having interest to take part in commonly shared discussions on “assimilation versus integration,” “race versus ethnicity,” “mainstream
While the eight artists in the show possess distinct backgrounds and manifest disparate approaches to art, each identifies herself as a “stranger,” oscillating between being an insider and an outsider by virtue of her individuality within her own circumstances. Drawing on personal experiences related to diaspora, race, gender, queerness, and social constraints, each artist’s work subverts and confronts the negative connotations of life as a foreigner.
Furthermore, both the curator and artists collaborated by playing both roles. As a whole, Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities amalgamates works ranging from photography, video, sculpture, and sound, site-specific installations. Together, they are collectively curated to touch on the ideas of ‘home’ and expand on the paradigm of the forever immigrant with multiple places of belonging, out of places or with no place to call ‘home’.
Featuring works by:
Ting Ying Han
The foreigner lives within us: he is the hidden face of our identity, the space that wrecks our abode, the time in which understanding and affinity founder. The 'foriegner' then is something hidden in ourselves, something with the potential to destroy 'home' and something that is beyond 'understanding' or relations with eachother. - Strangers to Ourselves, Julia Kristeva