Hương Ngô Introduced by Nancy Lim
The Introducing Series, an initiative that creates a platform for emerging artists to be formally introduced by an advocate of their art and future career. Twice a month a new artist will be presented by their champion and will have an exemplary piece of work exhibited at The Window at 125.
In Collaboration with
the Bureau of False Friends
Introduced by Nancy Lim
In this public intervention in Midtown Manhattan, Hương Ngô in collaboration with the Bureau of False Friends excerpt key scenes from La Hora de los Hornos (Hour of the Furnaces, the 1968 revolutionary Argentinian film directed by Octavio Getino and Fernando Solanas) in order to haunt our present moment of expedient, global progress with the ghosts of our many colonial pasts, and to argue for the urgency of the militant image today in the interrogation of daily violences enacted on time, labor, and representation.
Hương Ngô is an artist and educator, born in Hong Kong, and based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work, often collaborative and performance-based, has been supported by the New Museum, Rhizome, LMCC, The Kitchen, EFA Project Space, Tate Modern, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Museum in Prague. She is a part of the collective Fantastic Futures, a recent Whitney Independent Study Program Fellow, and has a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently has a collaborative project with Or Zubalsky on view at Vox Populi (Philadelphia) and upcoming works can be viewed at Smackmellon (Brooklyn), Provisions Library (George Mason University), and Quartair (The Hague).
Bureau of False Friends Founded by women, this collective commits itself to difficult proximities; we are selfish double agents, selfless saboteurs, parallel proxies, intentional infiltrators. Rather than take language (visual or linguistic) as a given, we believe it demands acts of continuous disobedience. We take critical approaches to translation, engaging in discordant knowledges “which cannot be supervised” as a practice of liberation.
Nancy Lim is curatorial assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA. Most recently, she helped organize the exhibition Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde (2012). She was previously a curatorial fellow at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2009-2011), where she coordinated the Bilbao presentation of the survey Anish Kapoor (2010), as well as the New York retrospective Lee Ufan: Marking Infinity (2011).
This piece will occupy The Window at 125 from February 12th-27th 2013.
To accompany the work in the window space, a celebration of each artist and the formal introduction will take place in the form of a conversation between the champion and artist. They are posted in its entirety every two weeks on rogersmithlife.com.
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