April 26th, 2018

Ken Lum at Wattis

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Artist: Ken Lum

Venue: Wattis, San Francisco

Exhibition Title: What’s old is old for a dog

Curated by: Kim Nguyen

Date: March 15 – May 12, 2018

Note: A publication associated with the exhibition is available for download here.

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Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.


Images courtesy of the artist

Press Release:

There are rules. There always have been. Rules that determine the parameters of what is enough and what isn’t. There are rules that say who is allowed inside that are different than the rules that define who gets to stay. It is still foolish to believe that admission, acceptance,and success in the art world are detached from race, class, and gender. It remains disappointing that this realization does nothing to mitigate the demoralizing effects of living with this knowledge, or the constant anxiety that comes with adhering to the endless social rules and economic expectations once inside. Yet somehow, for many of us, it is better to be of this place, than on the outskirts of it. And choosing to be of this place is also choosing a life of fraudulence. But what happens when the real seeps through?

This presentation features two recent bodies of work as well as a selection of existing work spanning the past three decades of Lum’s practice.

Ken Lum (b. 1956, Vancouver) lives and works in Philadelphia.

Curated by Kim Nguyen and organized by Leila Grothe.

Link: Ken Lum at Wattis

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