Thursday July 7th, 2022, 6 pm (CST) *DATE CHANGED*
Join Lan Florence Yee in a zoom discussion of their work in the exhibition “Sharper Tools for Unripe Fruit” at Neutral Ground from June 11 – July 23, 2022. Followed by a short virtual workshop led by the artist:
Sharper Tools for Unripe Fruit, Lan Florence Yee looks at the awkwardness of monumentality. Favouring process over completion and uncertainty over authority, their commemorative artworks are intentionally anti-spectacular and reflect Yee’s desire for consensual recognition rather than exploitative visibility. In this art and text-based workshop, Yee invites participants to turn to their own life and surroundings to create personal monuments. They will chat through the ideas and considerations that shaped the works in the show and offer a series of prompts for casting reverence upon your own experiences.
What you’ll need:
• Paper (of any type)
• Your favourite markers/pens/pencils
Lan Florence Yee is a visual artist and serial collaborator based in Tkaronto/Toronto and Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. They collect text in underappreciated places and ferment it until it is too suspicious to ignore. Lan’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (2021), the Art Gallery of Ontario (2020), the Textile Museum of Canada (2020), and the Gardiner Museum (2019), and many others. Along with Arezu Salamzadeh, they co-founded the Chinatown Biennial in 2020. They obtained a BFA from Concordia University and an MFA from OCAD U.