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May 17 - July 6, 2019

Jennifer Wen Ma

CRY JOY PARK: GARDENS OF DARK AND LIGHT

May 17 - July 6, 2019

Jennifer Wen Ma

CRY JOY PARK: GARDENS OF DARK AND LIGHT

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to present a solo exhibition by Jennifer Wen Ma, titled Cry Joy Park: Gardens of Dark and Light.

The exhibition is an investigation into the construct of a utopia, inspired by the history of Charleston, SC, a cultural and artistic capital of the American South, and an exemplar of its opulence and beauty. This installation aims to present both an alluring, gorgeous and otherworldly garden, and its darker counterpart. The worlds created by the exhibition, is a juxtaposition of utopia and dystopia, and is presented via an immersive sensory experience that utilizes various forms of communication to convey its message.

Jennifer Wen Ma

CRY JOY PARK: GARDENS OF DARK AND LIGHT

May 17 - July 6, 2019
About the artist

Jennifer Wen Ma (b. 1973, Beijing) moved to the United States in 1986 and graduated with an MFA in 1999 from the Pratt Institute. Her practice draws together elements and cultural references in sensitive and unexpected ways, bridging such diverse media as installation, drawing, video, public art, design, performance, and theater. Trained as an oil painter, Ma was one of seven members of the core creative team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and received an Emmy Award for their broadcast. Since then, she has increasingly delved into the material and philosophical qualities of the Chinese ink tradition.

Her work has been shown around the world, including the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Metropolitan Museum, New York. Her opera Paradise Interrupted was performed at Spoleto Festival USA in 2016, among other locations around the globe.

Learn more at https://www.littlemeat.net/

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