September 23 - November 14, 2020
An online presentation of Nonplus by Yue Nakayama. More information at DiverseWorks’ website.
Registration for the online discussion featuring Yue Nakayama and Sara Dittrich can be found here.
“Yue Nakayama’s Nonplus is a new work that examines the idea of empathy and survival in relation to the current societal and environmental crisis. Nakayama’s work encourages us to reflect upon the interconnectedness of our belief systems, ideas of procreation and extinction, and empathy-related emotions connected to maternity. As environmental disasters and systemic failures of our society continue, how do we locate and process our feelings during the time of apocalypse? Her work navigates different issues surrounding the idea of utopia and survival through an investigation of the limits and regulations placed upon our bodies and further expands to investigate ongoing environmental failures and existential anxieties.
The project was performed and filmed in Houston and other areas of the southwestern United States. An excerpt will be viewable on the DiverseWorks’ website September 23 – November 14 and the entire project will be screened live as a large-scale video installation and sculptural intervention from 6:30-9 pm on Thursday, October 29 at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park (above the Cistern), 105 Sabine Street, Houston, Texas, 77007. Rain Date: November 1. This is an outdoor event but all attendees are required to wear a protective mask and practice social distancing. Click for parking and venue information.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Yue Nakayama is a Houston-based artist and filmmaker. Screenings and exhibitions of her work have been held at Lawndale Art Center, Houston; Moonmist, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; ICA Philadelphia; and the Visual Arts Center – University of Texas Austin; among many other venues in the U.S. and abroad. Nakayama is the recipient of awards from the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund – Dallas Museum of Art and Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant. Residencies she has been awarded include the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The Lighthouse Works Fellowship. She holds a BFA from Denison University and MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.”
Artist talk: September 30, 2020 | 6:30–7:30 pm
With Yue Nakayama and Sara Dittrich (online)
Film: October 29, 2020 | 6:30–9 pm
At the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park (above the Cistern), 105 Sabine Street, Houston, Texas, 77007. Rain Date: November 1. Masks required.
3400 Main Street, Suite 292
Houston, 77002 TX
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