Responses: A Diaspora Tour

Responses: A Diaspora Tour is a performative exploration of selected sculptures by Asian diasporic artists from the Storm King collection. Led by Zavé Martohardjono with research collaboration from Lily Bo Shapiro, Responses will reveal and respond to the concepts, process, and geopolitical context of each work, as well as the biography of its maker. Reading beyond the “facts” offered in formal writings, the Responses artists consider histories of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee backlash and dig into perspective, experience, politics, and subtext, evident or invisible, within each work visited.

To see photo documentation of this performance, please visit Shandaken: Public Projects.

Responses: A Diaspora Tour was led by Zavé Martohardjono on July 29 and July 30, 2017 at Storm King Art Center. It began with at Isamu Noguchi’s Momo Taro and continued onto Nam June Paik’s Waiting for UFO and Zhang Huan’s Three Legged Buddha.

This work was presented with Storm King Art Center as part of their Wanderings and Wonderings series, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


• July 29, 2017

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