All posts tagged: Andrew Kuo

Blind Carbon Copy

Common Space presents a group exhibition with artists Andrew Kuo, Sebastian Kim, Jon Santos, Milano Chow, Deanne Cheuk, Saiman Chow, Masayo Kishi, Yuh-Shioh Wong, and Confetti System. Wednesday June 3rd through Sunday June 7th, 2009 Location: 179 Canal Street, 2nd Floor “Blind Carbon Copy” is a sly appropriation of a day’s corporate drama. Narrative action item: Global media conglomerate headquartered in New York City commissions program bringing to the table ethnic diversity. Visionary program shall jam the culture inbox, host panel discussions, culminate with cutting edge art exhibition in midtown corporate lobby. Month of June: the Asians. Global conglomerate enlists core competency to brain dump Asian American artists to hang their art in beige hallways of media triumphalism. Eleventh and a half hour division head issues the disintermediate: Shut it down. At the end of the day refers to what happened during the day – what got dealt, what got salvaged, what got tossed out. At the end of the day, “Blind Carbon Copy” re- shuffles the deck to communicate an elliptical difference, even as that …

Resurrection

Jon Santos, asked over 50 artists earlier this year to bring something back from the dead. The result – Resurrection – a self published book compiling images and texts created by artists who were invited by Santos to create work for this publication. Resurrection was inspired by a visit to the Manila South Cemetery in the Phillipines, where his grandmother is buried and where families live in makeshift houses in-between mausoleum’s and stacked casket grave sights. It was here that Santos encountered a 9-year-old boy who was born and raised amongst graves and wilted flowers, a community made up of families squatting beside mausoleums. The fine line between life and death became eerily apparent, and the analogy of life cycles within popular culture triggered a concept. Resurrection is an amorphous and omnipresent theme, existing in various mediums of music, art and fashion.         Contributing Artists: AK Burns, Andrew Kuo, Andrew Paynter, Anton Esteban, Antonia kojuharova, Asha Schechter, Aurellio Valle, Babak Radboy, Bob Linder, Carol Taveras, Cendrine Colin, Christopher Ruess, Christian Jankowski, Dain Blodorn, …