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JENNIFER WEN MA | MEET THE MAKER

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
5:30-7:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Artist presentation begins at 6:00 PM. 

This lecture is part of our Meet the Maker series for Postmodernist members and above. To join our membership program, please visit here or call (843) 953-5652.

Jennifer Wen Ma will have a solo exhibition at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in May 2019.


Jennifer Wen Ma (1973, Beijing, China) is a visual artist who moved to the United States in 1986, and received her Master of Fine Art degree in 1999 from Pratt Institute, New York. Ma works and lives between New York and Beijing. Ma’s interdisciplinary practice bridges varied media such as installation, drawing, video, public art, design, performance, and theatre; often bringing together unlikely elements in a single piece, creating sensitive, poetic and poignant works.

Projects with international institutions include: A Beautiful Disorder at Cass Sculpture Foundation, 2016; What About the Art? at Qatar Museums, 2016; installation opera Paradise Interrupted, commissioned by Spoleto USA Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, 2015, also previewed in the Temple of Dendur, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Flux Projects, Atlanta; Market Square Public Art Program, Pittsburgh, 2015; 5×5 Nonument Park, Washington, DC; Vancouver Art Gallery, 2014; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, 2013; Cambio Cultural, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2013; Performa 13, New York, 2013; The Republic of China Centennial Grand Countdown, Taipei, 2010; Biennale of Sydney, 2010; Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Japan, 2009; Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, 2009; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2008; and the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2008, among others.

Solo exhibitions include Sandra Gering Inc, New York, 2017; Art021, Shanghai, 2016; Hanart Square, Hong Kong, 2013; Ullens Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2012; Eslite Gallery, Taipei, 2012; and The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, 2009. Permanent public installations include Nature and Man in Rhapsody of Light at the Water Cube, The National Aquatic Center, Beijing, 2013; In-Between World—Daydream Nation, Digital Beijing Building, 2008; Aeolian Garden, the City of Colle di Val d’Elsa, Italy, 2005, among others.

 In 2008, Ma was one of the seven members on the core creative team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, and the chief designer for visual and special effects. She received an Emmy for the US broadcast of the ceremony.

JENNIFER WEN MA | MEET THE MAKER

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
5:30-7:30PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

OPENING RECEPTION | The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

Friday, May 18, 2018
6:30-8:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us for the opening reception for The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy, an exhibition by German duo Böhler & Orendt. Celebrate their first exhibition in the United States with food and refreshments from 6:30-8:00 PM


Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute. Naming it a “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents will also feature cave painting-like drawings of the animals’ encounters with humans.

While whimsical and imaginative, the installation will comment on humans’ relationship with the world around us. As all of the animals featured in the exhibition have gone extinct between 1768 and the present, their demise can be blamed on in part by the Industrial Revolution and the destruction of habitats all over the planet. Böhler & Orendt’s project confronts the notion that humans are thought as the most intelligent beings, as they suggest these animals are capable of traveling through time and dimensions to revisit us. Furthermore, the installation comments on the plight of refugees in the West by creating a stopover camp in the galleries. Addressing an increasingly politicized issue of refugees, this installation will provoke viewers to contemplate their own relationships with the communities, environments, and issues that comprise our global social fabric.

This will be the first solo exhibition of Böhler & Orendt’s work in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the Halsey Institute. The Carrion Cheer is an official offering of Piccolo Spoleto 2018.

OPENING RECEPTION | The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

Friday, May 18, 2018
6:30-8:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

ARTIST TALK | The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

Saturday, May 19, 2018
2:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us as German artistic duo Böhler & Orendt give a talk about their exhibition The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy. The talk will take place at the Halsey Institute on Saturday, May 19, 2:00 PM.


Germany-based artist duo Böhler & Orendt will create an immersive installation in the galleries of the Halsey Institute. Naming it a “makeshift transdimensional stopover camp,” the installation will consist of several tents through which viewers can walk. Each tent will feature an apparition of an extinct animal, such as a Steller’s Sea Cow, the Carolina Parakeet, and the Pinta Island Tortoise, which will appear as a projection on a screen of mist. The extinct animals will appear in chorus to sing a song of forgiveness to humans for causing their ultimate extinction. The tents will also feature cave painting-like drawings of the animals’ encounters with humans.

While whimsical and imaginative, the installation will comment on humans’ relationship with the world around us. As all of the animals featured in the exhibition have gone extinct between 1768 and the present, their demise can be blamed on in part by the Industrial Revolution and the destruction of habitats all over the planet. Böhler & Orendt’s project confronts the notion that humans are thought as the most intelligent beings, as they suggest these animals are capable of traveling through time and dimensions to revisit us. Furthermore, the installation comments on the plight of refugees in the West by creating a stopover camp in the galleries. Addressing an increasingly politicized issue of refugees, this installation will provoke viewers to contemplate their own relationships with the communities, environments, and issues that comprise our global social fabric.

This will be the first solo exhibition of Böhler & Orendt’s work in the United States. The exhibition is curated by Bryan Granger, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the Halsey Institute. The Carrion Cheer is an official offering of Piccolo Spoleto 2018.

ARTIST TALK | The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

Saturday, May 19, 2018
2:00PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

FILM SCREENING | Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00PM
Auditorium, School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street

Join us for a free film screening of Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict on Tuesday, June 5, 7:00pm in the Auditorium of the School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street.

A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but who also helped to define it, Guggenheim was an heiress to her family’s fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the twentieth century, she collected not only art but also artists. Her colorful personal history was intertwined with the careers of such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, and countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of today’s most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo. This film explores her impact on the art world and features input from several key contemporary artists and art-world luminaries.

 

FILM SCREENING | Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
7:00PM
Auditorium, School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun Street

FAMILY DAY! | The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries

Join the Halsey Institute staff and your fellow members for our first ever fun-filled family-friendly celebration of the current exhibition, The Carrion Cheer!

Each exhibition presented by the Halsey Institute is unique in that they engage multiple generations, just like a family! This event gives Halsey members a chance to get to know each other and to highlight how the exhibitions are relevant to the world where we all move & shake!

June 16th will serve as a microcosm of all of the best that the Halsey has to offer, providing opportunities for members of the Halsey family to make art together, to meet some new (animal) friends, and to take a wildly interactive tour! Several expert sponsors for this event will be sharing how they relate to the natural world and offer tools that the whole family can use.

Be sure to take a guided tour through the tents created by artists Böhler & Orendt, participate in demonstrations, check out our photo booth and have a good time together!

Join the Halsey to join the fun!

Thank you to our sponsors, presenters, and partners!

FAMILY DAY! | The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy

Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Halsey Institute Galleries
Free For All
GALLERY HOURS (during exhibitions)
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm
Open until 7pm on Thursdays
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