ISCP TalkJanuary 24, 2023, 6-7pm
Care Package: A Performance Series by Kyoung eun Kang
In conjunction with the exhibition Kyoung eun Kang: Every Morning, Every Evening, on view at ISCP through February 2, 2023, the artist will perform a new iteration of her Care Package series. Following the performance, Kang will talk with fellow artist and long time mentor Carol Saft about the exhibition and her collaborative multidisciplinary practice.
The Care Package performance series has developed over the last 15 years. The artist will start with a care package sent by her mother in South Korea, and proceed to unpack it while incorporating sound, objects, and movement. These performances invite the audience to consider notions of home, time, care and distance, evoked by the long separation between daughter and mother.
Kyoung eun Kang is a New York-based artist born in South Korea. She received a BFA and MFA in painting from Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea and an MFA from Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, NY. Kang works in a wide range of media, including live performance, video, painting, photography, installation, text, and sound pieces. Her work explores geographical and cultural identities, as well as universal human themes such as affection and attachment to raise questions about how we foster and maintain relationships in an ever-changing world.
Carol Saft is an artist, filmmaker, and activist. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, and received a MFA from SUNY Purchase. Her paintings have been shown at Canada Gallery, NYC; Marquee Projects, Bellport, NY; and Mt. Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia. Her video work has been shown at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC; Aurora Picture Show, Houston; United Nations World Conference; Islip Art Museum, NY; Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY; Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY; Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn; Diverse Works, Houston; and CableVision’s 28sec project. Saft’s work is in the permanent collections of the Guild Hall Museum, Heckscher Museum, Parrish Art Museum, and Water Mill Center, all in New York State.
This program is supported by Alice and Lawrence Weiner; Danna and Ed Ruscha; Hartfield Foundation; Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 33; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.
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