Charlene K. Lau
Charlene K. Lau is a New York-based art historian and an Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow at Performa. Her writing has been published in C Magazine, Canadian Art, Fashion Theory, Journal of Curatorial Studies, and Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary: Local Contexts and Global Practices.
Recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, Ian Cheng’s epic “live simulation” trilogy, Emissary (2015 – 17) is installed in its entirety for the first time at both MoMA PS1 and live-streamed on Twitch, a social video platform for gamers.
Comprising the work of over forty artists and filmmakers, curator Chrissie Iles’s massive undertaking speaks comprehensively to the expanded field of cultural production, where the cinematic moves beyond its disciplinary boundaries and unites art with lived experience.
Billed as an exhibition, Refiguring Binaries offers a looping selection of 18 screen-based works by ten non-male-identifying artists, who engage with digital technologies as old as animation and GIFs, and as new as the latest developments in virtual and augmented reality.