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Exhibition: Five Elements: Six Roots Contemplate Origins in the Spoon Fed World
Start Date: 3/26/2013Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 3/26/2013End Time: 6:00 PM
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Event Description
Complementing the Asia Imprints USA exhibition of photographs by Corky Lee, artist Chee Wang Ng presents Five Elements: Six Roots Contemplate Origins in the Spoon Fed World. In this exhibition, Ng explores multiple images and concepts including the five elements of Chinese cosmology; the beauty and symbolism of porcelain (or "China"); and the notions of care, connection, and abundance represented by the bowl and spoon. This aesthetically striking assemblage of images and objects works comes together in an insightful and adventurous exploration of Chinese diasporic identity and experience.

Recognized for his explorations of identity in the Chinese diaspora, Ng reevaluates, challenges, and recontextualizes traditional Chinese culture in contemporary works that engage elements of ancient allegory, metaphor, and mythology. Ng’s signature motif is that of the rice bowl, often with chopsticks or Chinese-style spoons, as featured in his widely exhibited series Eaten Your Fill of Rice? and in his new Five Elements project.

"Ng’s projects are profoundly contemporary attempts to define the state of Chineseness, in a way that encompasses everyone's attempt, so difficult in today's culture, to become a person in his own right." (Jonathan Goodman, Pratt Institute)

Free admission
Location Information:
West Campus - Wang Center
Nicolls Road, Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Contact Information:
Name: Jennifer Iacona
Phone: 631-632-4400
Email: wangcenter@stonybrook.edu
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