Open Call: Maia Chao | What Draws Us Together, What Draws Us Apart

When 19 Jun 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
Where The Shed
545 West 30th Street
New York, NY 10001
United States
Enquiry 646.455.3494

Maia Chao’s video, What Draws Us Together, What Drives Us Apart, explores sisterhood by stitching together reenactments of scenes between sisters from 12 mainstream American movies that Chao grew up watching with her mom and sister, Zoë. Together, the interracial Asian American sisters step into roles originally played by white women, with the scenes restaged in places where the two grew up. An affective exploration of conflict and solidarity between women, the Chaos reimagine and embody the many contradictions of race, gender, sexuality, and politics embedded within scripted sisterhood.

Maia Chao is an artist living in Brooklyn whose work explores play and absurdity as emancipatory tools for collaboration and collective imagining. In addition to working in video, installation, and sculpture, Chao has a social practice as co-creator of Look at Art. Get Paid.

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