Light Sleepers is a group exhibition featuring 11 emerging artists of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a Chinese/Asian cultural background. The exhibition is inspired by Lu Xun’s Call to Arms —- “but if a few light sleepers wake up, you can’t say there is no hope of destroying the iron house” —- which enlightened generations of young people to remain conscious and critical of anything unjustified. By adopting this metaphor, the exhibition provides a space for artists to establish individualities, to present voices, and to reject all kinds of structural violences. The art practices cover multiple disciplines such as video, painting, photography, sculpture and sound. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Featured artists include Judith Fang, Kat Gu, Leah Ke Yi, Caroline Liu, Xiaotang Sun, Guanyu Xu, and Wei Shen. Featured artist groups include Oltree Hui & Xinyu “Frank” Meng, and Elaine Hsu & Craig Stam.
The exhibition is curated by Anita Chen, Yuting He, Yidan Pang, and Ashley Wang.
Funding is provided by Chinese Students and Scholars Association and Chinese and Korean Advising of SAIC.