Li-Ming Hu: DISCOmbobulation
@ Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60608
Opening Saturday, February 1st, from 8PM - 12AM
On view through Saturday, February 22nd
DISCOmbobulation, Li-Ming Hu
Jan 24 – Feb 22, 2020
Programming for DISCOmbobulation will include:
⚡️Opening Performance & Disco Dance Party
Feb 1, 8:00 PM to midnight
⚡️ Live press generation for O-1 Visas with Lori Waxman:
Feb 1, 5:00-10:00 PM AND Feb 15 & 22 3:00 to 8:00pm
⚡️Disco Demolition Panel Discussion
Feb 22, 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Li-Ming Hu has turned to disco as a lens with which to explore ideas of cultural production and authenticity, the transmission of cultural forms and diasporic and artistic identities (and how one may lose, or profit from such identifications).
🔮 The three windows of Co-Prosperity Sphere will be transformed into three different zones. The chronology of ideas begins in the corner, with a Eurodisco group called Boney M, who were big in LM’s home country of Aotearoa/NZ and much of Europe.
🔮Onto the front window, the big one, where LM’s disco research led her to the Disco Demolition of 1979 that happened just down the road at Comiskey Park. Forty years on, it continues to be read by some as a harmless prank and others as a hate filled moment of homophobia and racism.
🔮 Onto the front window, the big one, where LM’s disco research led her to the Disco Demolition of 1979 that happened just down the road at Comiskey Park. Forty years on, it continues to be read by some as a harmless prank and others as a hate filled moment of homophobia and racism. ringly larger list of professional accomplishments, applicants also need press.
Lori Waxman, renowned art historian and critic who, in association with her project 60 WRD/MIN will write reviews free of charge for artists in need, live over the course of three Saturdays: Feb 1 5-10pm and Feb 11 & 22 from 3-8pm.
Lori will spend 25 minutes looking at submitted work and writing a 200-word review. Thoughtful responses are guaranteed. Completed reviews will be published in the April issue of Lumpen, and will remain on view here throughout the duration of DISCOmbobulation.
For more information, visit 60wrdmin.org. To schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Li Ming Hu (b. Aotearoa/New Zealand) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago. Often employing a carnivalesque sensibility, her work engages with the imperatives of our high performance culture, and the relationships between cultural production and the construction of subjectivities. Negotiating boundaries is a constant endeavor – between appropriate and inappropriate types of performance and appropriation, performance and documentation, tragedy and comedy, success and failure, art and life.
She has exhibited widely throughout NZ and performed at Links Hall, dfbl8r, Mana Contemporary and the Art Institute of Chicago. She has an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and held residencies at the Wassaic Project and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
DISCOmbobulation is the first *Co-Prosperity Peers* exhibition. Co-Pro Peers is a series of solo shows taking place in the three front windows of Co-Pro, and was initiated by the Co-Prosperity Programming Council.
Council members who contributed significantly to making this show happen include: Lise Haller Baggeson, David Nasca, and Anthony Stepter.
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