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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

OPENING RECEPTION
Wednesday, September 9 at 5 PM
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby
Opening Remarks by Vanessa Gould, Director of Documentary Film, Between the Folds

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Origami Heaven
September 9 -- December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

Origami Heaven showcases the extraordinary power and potential of contemporary origami with the work of artists, Thomas R. Crain (USA), George Hart (USA), Hiroshi Hayakawa (Japan), Qi Hu (China), Wonju Seo (Korea/USA), Fatima Shakil (Pakistan), Jule Waibel (German) and Kumi Yamashita (Japan). In the hands of eight international artists, what was once considered a Japanese children's craft has become a global art phenomenon. These visionary masters redefine the art of origami into breathtaking paintings, sophisticated furniture, wearable fashion, large-scale installations, and conceptual works that express an extraordinary range of bold statements and beautiful ideas.

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RELATED PROGRAMS

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

FILM
Between the Folds directed by Vanessa Gould
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Video Gallery

WORKSHOP
Fabric Origami Techniques with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Session 1: 1:00-2:30 PM | Session 2: 3:00-4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
12-Card Star Construction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

WORKSHOP
Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31 - November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

 
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Earth and Sky: Captured Movement
Works by Sook Jin Jo

September 9 -- December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby Gallery

Korean American artist Sook Jin Jo is a multidisciplinary artist who uses found materials such as wood from discarded furniture that resonates with its previous history. Her interconnected themes include — space and form, destruction and rebirth, the material and the spiritual as well as life and death. Inspired by a recent artist’s residency in Shanghai, Jo’s new series of black paintings explores the iconographies of clouds from traditional Chinese painting by contemplating the current air pollution and complexity of the metropolis.

 

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Reality Override
Mixed Media Art by Singaporean Artist Ren Zi

September 9 -- December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Gallery

In celebration of Singapore's 50th anniversary of Independence, the Charles B. Wang Center highlights the a multitude of Singaporean cultural themes with the artist Ren Zi. Zi is a self-taught digital media artist who uses nature, his personal memories and Singapore’s transformation as inspiration for his art. Ren Zi investigates the malleability of memory and our internal reality by citing phenomenological psychology and Buddhist and Taoist philosophies. Ren Zi prints on a wide range of materials including acrylic, aluminum and bamboo paper. This is Zi's first exhibition in the United States and the result of his six month artist residency at Nars Foundation in Brooklyn. Zi has exhibited in Singapore at Ion Art Gallery, Instinc Gallery and Volvo Art Loft.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

LECTURE
A Contemporary Art Practice from a Trans-Asian Perspective
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

PERFORMANCE
The Hyphenated Life: Being a Multi-Genre Artist in Multi-Cultural Singapore
Shared by Verena Tay
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Admission: $10 (General) / $5 (Students/Seniors)

 

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