Sunday, October 17, 2010

BamBUDDHAed Opening Night Oct 16, 2010

installation view - BamBUDDHAed art portageARTspace in Chicago

Blurring the literal boundary between home and gallery, between art and decoration, between curatorial practice and interior design, between (Far) East and West, MOLAR Productions and portage ARTspace proudly presents

Or I Ching, You Ching, We All Ching… for I Ching.

portage ARTspace

Oct 16 - Nov 20, 2010

4837 West Berenice (Enter through rear gate)
Chicago, IL

(Co-curated by Larry Lee and Johannah Silva)
Imagine an empty room.

Where to put things, all your personal stuff including artwork neatly or not requires geomancy or the art of placement which the Chinese call feng shui. Otherwise the flow of chi is disrupted and negative energy results from lack of Kansei engineering.

But no need to fret or fear.

With fu dogs, ba quas and joss sticks in hand, Johannah Silva (portage ARTspace Founder & Director) and Larry Lee along with their ersatz team of select artists, designers and craftspeople such as

Gabriel Bizen Akagawa, Christina Dougherty, Sean M. Gallero, Surabhi Ghosh, Ling-An Fang, Avika Bhansali, Greyson Hong, Molly Jinam Kim, Cecca Morrone, Joanne Aono, Hui-min Tsen, Hee Jin Koo, Regin Igloria, Naomi Yorke, Shreya Sethi, Laura Kina, James Kao, Martin Kim, Ana Kei Ut, Emily Lin and Jeanne Medina

accessorize if not transform a boring white cube into an exotic den/parlor/showroom inspired by Pier One, Cost Plus World Market, IKEA and other fine home furnishing stores.

*portage ARTspace is a year-long curatorial/experimental art project started by Johannah Silva. Johannah regards this project as an extension of her artistic practice and intends for the project to inspire dialogue, build and promote community, and create new experiences both for herself and the project's participants.

installation view - BamBUDDHAed art portageARTspace in Chicago

installation view - BamBUDDHAed art portageARTspace in Chicago

Curator Larry Lee giving a tour

Curator Larry Lee sitting on a bench designed by Gabriel Bizen Akagawa/in front of my Devon Avenue Sampler textile

PortageART space founder/director Johannah Silva, friend Carlton Mok, curator Larry Lee, me, friend John Dodge

Gabriel Bizen Akagawa cooking up some yakitori for the opening

My family - Abby Moy, Midori Aronson, Sam Kina chillin at the opening

BamBUDDHAed art portageARTspace in Chicago - Opening night Oct 16, 2010

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