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Talk and Live Discussion with Canadian artist Ken Lum

Monday November 28th 19:00-20:30 *This talk will be in English only
Speaker:Ken Lum


Ken Lum "Cheeseburger" 2011

AIT will hold an artist talk by Ken Lum on 28th November.
He will mainly talk about his art making and works, which will be shown in Tokyo this winter.

Ken Lum is a Canadian artist of Chinese origin whose works in photography and installation have been exhibited across the world in many exhibitions, including Documenta XI (2002), Istanbul Biennale 2007 and Gwangju Biennale 2008. His approach may be considered conceptual and concerned with issues of portraiture and language. He has made large scale public art commissions in Canada and Europe and has also been involved in several curatorial projects including 'The Short Century', a 2001 exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor. Lum co-founded the English language 'Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art' in 2000. Lum's diverse works share a questioning attitude to the systems and structures which shape our everyday world, manipulating advertising, business, consumer or traditional signs and visual forms. Lum served as advisor for AIT from 2001-2008.

Ken Lum's visual grammar to represent the constitution of identity in the face of the relentless forces of acculturation as played out in everyday lived experience will provide an opportunity to hear fresh insights and thoughts.
Please feel free to join us!

Date: Monday November 28th, 2011
Time: 19:00-20:30
Venue: AIT room Daikanyama [ MAP ]
Organized by: Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT]
Admission: Free
*This talk will be in English only

Send an email with its subject as "AIT ARTIST TALK #54" to otoiawase@a-i-t.net, including your name, and contact.



Born 1956 September 29th in Vancouver, Canada

Awards and Commission:
 2009 Monument to East Vancouver, Mapping and Marking Public Art
 Commission, City of Vancouver
 2008 Utrecht, Nieuw Welgelegen Public Art Competition, Utrecht,
 The Netherlands (completion 2010)
 2007 Hnatynshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award
 2006 City of Vienna Westpassage Karlsplatz Public Art Competition,
 Vienna, Austria
 2005 City of Vancouver National Works Yard Public Art Commission
Selected Solo Exhibition:
 2011 Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, Feb 12 - July 3
 2009 L.A. Galerie - Lothar Albrecht "Works and Videos" November 6 -
 December 31
 Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, Germany, January 31 - February 28
 2008 Galeria Llucia Homs, Barcelona, Spain, June 12 - 31 July
 Galerie Grita Insam, Vienna, Austria, June 6 to July 12
 Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France, March 8 - April 25

Ken Lum Solo Exhibition:
Date: Thurthday December 15th, 2011 - Saturday March 3rd, 2012