Meet the Artist: Zheng Chongbin, Timothy Morton & Maya Kóvskaya


Thu Oct 14 2021 at 06:30 pm


Asian Art Museum | San Francisco, CA

Meet the Artist: Zheng Chongbin, Timothy Morton & Maya K\u00f3vskaya
Join us on-site at the Asian Art Museum for this in-person discussion about the site-specific installation "I Look for the Sky" with artist Zheng Chongbin and scholars Timothy Morton and Maya Kóvskaya.
Zheng Chongbin’s art does not “represent” the world. It shows how different materials actively do things, revealing nonhuman participation in world-making. Passing through a mesh, light becomes iridescent waves that move with the eye. Morton writes about the interconnected “mesh” of all human and nonhuman life and nonliving entities that together form our shared ecological world. An expert on Chongbin’s art, Kóvskaya studies how the more-than-human natural world acts and “speaks.” To face the broken world of the Anthropocene — the new geological “Age of Man,” and planetary-level ecological and climate catastrophe caused by our dominant modern way of life — we need to stop imagining ourselves as “masters of nature,” and instead recognize the vital interconnection of beings and forces that co-make the world. If art can offer an intra-active embodied experience of nonhuman forces in our world, perhaps we can begin to live with respect for the world we share with myriad other beings so we can survive together on a damaged planet.
Where is it happening?
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St, San Francisco, United States
Host or PublisherAsian Art Museum
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