Sunday, January 11, 2009

show at A Space, Toronto

Memory and Place

Jing Yuan Huang, Hye-Seung Jung, Marissa Largo
Exhibition runs January 9 – February 6, 2009
Opening Reception Friday January 9th from 7-9pm
Essay by Dina Georgis

Memory and Place does not offer consolation or imaginary safety for diasporia's losses. The subjectivities that are symbolized by the artists are looking here and there, backward and forward, inward and outward, but none of the migrations of time, place or memory are linear, easily mapped, or complete. Not only do the works of Jing Yuan Huang, Hye-Seung Jung, and Marissa Largo not invoke tradition or recoup 'ethnic identity' – which might fill the gaps of diasporic emptiness – the images refuse the stability of identity. And what they communicate are openings and new beginnings: not answers or cemented memories, but subjectivities in motion.

credited to Dina and A Space (

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