Jan 17th 2020

Backyard Stories

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1029 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609

Opening Friday, January 17th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, February 7th

Backyard Stories, the second biennial of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, is a cross-media, interpersonal dialogue. The exhibition explores the interconnectivity and orientation between consciousness, people, object, space, technology and medium. The complex structure exploits the metaphor of a traditional townhouse, including its front yard, interior, and backyard, in relation with how people shoulder multiple identities in contemporary society. What is left in our private sphere? Why and for whom we hide or reveal our most intimate, vulnerable, and precious stories? This exhibition invites visitors to enter the backyard space of 12 artists. Through the language and gesture of different media, artists present their own narration and interpretation.

Participating artists:
Decheng Cui, Shelly Feng, Vesper Guo, Vesper Jia, Jamie Kang, Ziyi Rao, Zhong Ren, Boru Sun, Junyi Sun, Quentin Yang, Kio Zhu, and Li Zhu.

This exhibition is curated by Selena Zhao and Ashley Wang.

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