Artist Talk/Reading for Christopher K. Ho: Privileged White People
7 Feb 2013
6:30PM - 8:30PM
|Where||Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street
New York 10013
Christopher K. Ho, Trout College, 2013. Screenplay atop green marble resin podium, 43 x 26.5 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Forever & Today, Inc.
Thursday, February 7 2013, 6:30– 8:30pm
Christopher K. Ho’s work is derived from his experiences as a young immigrant from Hong Kong to Southern California, and particularly as a teen transplant to a New England boarding school. Drawing from his personal story as well as from recent observations teaching at private art colleges, Ho explores the ethos, and the corresponding aesthetics, of white privilege.
MOCA co-presents a public program with Forever & Today, Inc. featuring a reading from Ho’s screenplay, “Trout College.”Set in 1996 at a fictitious liberal arts college in New Hampshire, the show chronicles the intertwined political awakenings and personal romances of a group of multicultural students. Texts of individual scenes from the script will be available to the public as a takeaway from the event. The reading is followed by a brief conversation between Ho, Sara Reisman, Guest Curator 2012/13 at Forever & Today, Inc., and Herb Tam, Curator and Director of Exhibitions at MOCA. The program will conclude with an audience Q&A segment and a short reception afterward.
“Trout College” is presented in conjunction with Privileged White People, an exhibition of new work by New York artist Christopher K. Ho guest curated by Sara Reisman, on view in Forever & Today, Inc.’s Chinatown/Lower East Side storefront from January 11 through February 17, 2013. For more information on the exhibition, please visit Forever & Today, Inc.
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