22 Sept 2018 - 24 Feb 2019 | Kinderbiennale - Dreams and Stories by Lynn Lu

 Image: Stephanie Lüning - Colored Gallery (2015). Galerie Schau Fenster, Berlin.

Image: Stephanie Lüning - Colored Gallery (2015). Galerie Schau Fenster, Berlin.

Date: 22 Sept 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
Venue: Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden at Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 11, 01097 Dresden

Drawing inspiration from National Gallery Singapore’s inaugural Children’s Biennale, this group show themed “Dreams & Stories,” invites the inner child in each of us to embark on a creative journey. Explore the world through the eyes of ten international artists:

Olafur Eliasson, Félix González-Torres, Susan Hiller, Véronique Joumard, Mark Justiniani, Jan Kunze, Lynn Lu, Stephanie Lüning, Rivane Neuenschwander, and teamLab.

 Image: Lynn Lu - Duplet (2017). National Gallery, Singapore.

Image: Lynn Lu - Duplet (2017). National Gallery, Singapore.

 Image: Lynn Lu - This Changed My Life (2017). National Gallery, Singapore.

Image: Lynn Lu - This Changed My Life (2017). National Gallery, Singapore.

Originally commissioned for National Gallery Singapore in 2017, Duplet and This Changed My Life will be traveling to Dresden.


16 Sept–18 Nov 2018 | UnAuthorised Medium by Lynn Lu

 Image: Erika Tan - The ‘Forgotten’ Weaver (2017). Installation view, Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale.

Image: Erika Tan - The ‘Forgotten’ Weaver (2017). Installation view, Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale.

Date: 16 September - 18 November
Venue: Framer Framed, IJpromenade 2, 1031 KT Amsterdam, Netherlands

The group exhibition brings together works by internationally established and emerging artists who have deep connections to Southeast Asia, while also working extensively across the globe.

Appropriating its title from áp vong, the Vietnamese secularised ritual of invoking the ‘dead’, the exhibition evokes the 'ghosts' - 'glitches' - in the archive. Through a range of artistic practices, including a variety of lens-based works, drawing and mixed media installation, the artists disrupt dominant systems of knowledge, reclaiming and reconstructing the erased, invisible and fictional to engage with the historical and contested paradigm of ‘Southeast Asia’.

Artists:
Korakrit Arunanondchai, Noel Ed De Leon, Ho Rui An, Vong Phaophanit + Claire Oboussier Studio, Amy Lee Sanford Studio, Sim Chiyin, Erika Tan, Sung Tieu, Tuan Mami, Vandy Rattana, Boedi Widjaja, Sau Bin Yap
Curated by Annie Jael Kwan

15 September, 17:00: Official opening, featuring a new performance by Noel Ed De Leon.
16 September, 12:00 - 16:45: UnAuthorised Medium: Symposium Return and Repatriation

UnAuthorised Medium: Intense Visitations, featuring these performances and presentations:

16-17 November: Feeding the Hungry Ghosts by Lynn Lu

16-18 November: A Walk from Berlin to Vienna by Matthew Wang

17 November: One Day We’ll Understand by Sim Chi Yin

17 November: Tripping, Troping by Ho Rui An

23 June 2018 | Border STEW: De-colon-ising Art and Learning by Lynn Lu

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Date: 23 June 2018, Saturday
Time: 5.00-7.00pm
Venue: Livestock at MART, 190 Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6, Ireland

An experimental Long Table where discourse is the main course: the heat is turned up with border anxieties, environmental decline and increasing conflict, how can art and education cook up a future world?

Together, we marinade ideas and insights from around the world.

We partake and digest intercultural and intersectional discourse.

In this critical time, more than ever, exchange across borders is necessary.

Co-hosted by Something Human in collaboration with Livestock, with Dr Alice Feldman, Jesse Jones, Dr Helena Lim, Dr Glenn Loughran, Lynn Lu, Katherine Nolan, Julieann O'Malley, Paul Moore, Eleanor Phillips and Sau Bin Yap

Hope to see you there!

Part of Something Human's 2018-2019 Rolling Stock programme.

22 Feb - 4 March 2018 | The Performance Arcade: Counter Narratives; Wellington by Lynn Lu

 In a myth of the Tuhoe people of the Maori, Haumapuhia was betrayed by her father who drowned her in a spring. Face-down with her long black hair undulating in the foaming waters, the force of her thrashing formed the arms and inlets of a great lake. In the archetypal image of a wrathful female spirit – wild-haired and white-gowned – a woman floats face down in the sea. In the spirit of The Furies - the three goddesses of vengeance who hound the wicked to madness - voices of women* will roar from the watery depths of Wellington Harbour.  Performances at:  22 February, Thursday: 5.30-6.30pm  23-25 February, Friday - Sunday: 12.30-1.30pm & 4.30-5.30pm  1-4 March, Thursday-Sunday: 12.30-1.30pm & 4.30-5.30pm  * Thank you Tania De Rozario, Nic Campeotto, Emily Blewitt, Malika Booker, Allie Kerr, Jodie Ashdown, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Francoise Harvey, and Devon-Miller Duggan for your spellbinding poems.   Amelia Jones , writer in residence at  Live Press , and  Virginia Kennard  reflect on  Haumapuhia Rising .        

In a myth of the Tuhoe people of the Maori, Haumapuhia was betrayed by her father who drowned her in a spring. Face-down with her long black hair undulating in the foaming waters, the force of her thrashing formed the arms and inlets of a great lake. In the archetypal image of a wrathful female spirit – wild-haired and white-gowned – a woman floats face down in the sea. In the spirit of The Furies - the three goddesses of vengeance who hound the wicked to madness - voices of women* will roar from the watery depths of Wellington Harbour.

Performances at:

22 February, Thursday: 5.30-6.30pm

23-25 February, Friday - Sunday: 12.30-1.30pm & 4.30-5.30pm

1-4 March, Thursday-Sunday: 12.30-1.30pm & 4.30-5.30pm

* Thank you Tania De Rozario, Nic Campeotto, Emily Blewitt, Malika Booker, Allie Kerr, Jodie Ashdown, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Francoise Harvey, and Devon-Miller Duggan for your spellbinding poems.

Amelia Jones, writer in residence at Live Press, and Virginia Kennard reflect on Haumapuhia Rising.



 

 

1 Sept - 27 Nov 2017 | Sonic Soundings / Venice Trajectories; Venice by Lynn Lu

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A project curated by Erika Tan, with contributions by Larry Achiampong / Song-Ming Ang / Barby Asante / Chi Bagtas / Yason Banal / Libita Clayton & Benjamin One / Lizza May David / Kimathi Donkor / bani haykal / Annie Jael Kwan & Lynn Lu / Anthony Lam / susan pui san lok / Adam Patterson / Geetanjali Sayal & Juhi Saklani & Anshul Kapoor / Sunil Shah / Michael Taiwo / Tintin Wulia / Abbas Zahedi

Sonic Soundings is conceived of as a form of intervention, or sonic counterpart to the 57th Venice Biennale. Initiated and curated by the artist Erika Tan, the metaphor of nautical or navigational charting where a sonic signal is released in anticipation of an echo is used to invite a series of responses from artists and curators to (re)map the  Biennale through fluid encounters, borderless connections and archipelagic thinking. The project frames the National Pavilions and associated and unassociated projects as a constellation of islands, whose connections, both visible and under the radar, can be articulated as sonic soundings reverberating in the alleyways, canals, campi, palazzi and pavilions. Whether diasporic, anti-state, trans-national, interpersonal, or inter-galactic these sonic objects seeded across Venice, echo and reverberate, attempting interventions into art world spheres, gated routes, daily life, and the physicality and geography of Venice.
 
The artists and curators involved come from a range of locations in Europe and Asia and their projects reflect both this and their diverse approach and relationships to Venice, the biennale, the current crisis in Europe over borders and citizenship, but also to the medium of sound. The works produced take form as sonic soundscapes, audio walking guides, narrative encounters, acoustic interventions, or reminders of the ability of sound to both permeate as well as articulate space, interpretive processes and redefine meaning and representation.

The project is curated by Erika Tan, with design and technical support by Benjamin Chan & Malone Chen, and copy editing support by Sara Ng.
The project is supported by Central Saint Martins UAL, and Creative Unions. Creative Unions is an initiative of Central Saint Martins and the other Colleges of University of the Arts London bringing together events, actions, and voices to demonstrate that creativity must operate across borders – geographical, social and disciplinary.
 
Sonic Soundings / Venice Trajectories is a geo-locational sound tour and is experienced in Venice via ECHOES a free app downloaded onto listeners’ smart-phones.

www.sonicsoundings.com

28-29 October 2017 | BLOOD: Uncut for Science Gallery London by Lynn Lu

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In collaboration with Dr Carmine Pariante (Professor of Biological Psychiatry and Head of the Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology Lab & Perinatal Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience) at King’s College London, we will present a durational interactive performance entitled For of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "it might have been". Curated by Science Gallery London for BLOOD: Life Uncut.

Saturday 28th + Sunday 29th Oct: 1–6pm

Copeland Gallery @ 133 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN

This is a one-to-one performance in which blood is metaphorically exchanged, alongside a sound installation with accumulating wall text. It is organised by Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology Lab - SPI Lab together with Science Gallery London and artist Lynn Charlotte Lu for the Becoming Blood Weekender.

Visitors will be asked to share a personal regret – a recurring theme plaguing depressed patients – which Lynn will transcribe on parchment. She then invites participants to prick their own finger and place a drop of blood in a petri dish. In exchange, Lynn offers them a shot of anti-inflammatory beet juice. As petri dishes accumulate, filling with blood “inflamed” with lament, vials of detoxifying beetroot empty one by one. Nearby, small speakers murmur layered verses of ‘what might have been’, with text contributions from poet Francis Byrne. This wall gradually fills with sheets of anonymous regrets collected from the performance participants.