Opening Reception: Aspects of The Contemporary and The Mythic
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018, 5:00PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut Street

Opening Reception: Aspects of The Contemporary and The Mythic

February 20 | 5–7pm (Artist Talks + Screenings + Performances @ 5:30pm)

Join us for the opening reception of Aspects of The Contemporary and The Mythic, featuring works by David Boo, Gígja Jónsdóttir, Lucien Jeanprêtre, Jiaming Song, Huiling Chen, and Yuanyuan Zhu; curated by Weiying Yu.

This show features thematically-related mystery stories, legends, and anecdotes and function to consider aspects of time, space, and myth through theatrical and cinematic forms.

Two brothers, the gods of sleep and death, are wandering in modern society.
A man in forest is taking off one of his masks. The keyboard warrior is enjoying his breakfast.
A brain is seeking its home in another body.
A man is building a secret space.
An Icelandic woman is telling you her story…

These films are about contemporary myth, a space of unexpected imaginations, and a metonymic world of realism, moving from interior to exterior. The images speak, the sounds comment, and the space becomes mysterious.


GIF: Courtesy the artist.