Closing Conversation: "If You Grind The Threshold of Three Other Houses"
Friday, May 13, 2022 | 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Join us for a special conversation between artist Bang Geul Han and curator Monika Fabijanska on Friday, May 13th at 1:30 pm as part of a closing event for Han’s solo exhibition If You Grind the Threshold of Three Other Houses.
 

In light of the recent Supreme Court leak overturning Roe v. Wade, the conversation will focus on Han’s recent works exploring the intersections of reproductive rights, abortion law, and questions of race and class, in relation to wider questions of relationships between text, desire, power, and representation.
 

If You Grind the Threshold... is Han’s first museum solo show in New York. Through a diverse array of media, from weaving to artificial intelligence, the exhibition explores and unravels the desires and libidinal investments at work within select legal documents, government memoranda, and written and spoken words by figures in positions of power.

 

To register for this online conversation, click the link HERE

 

On May 14-15th, there will be an in-person walkthrough of the exhibition with the artist, Bang Guel Han at 2 pm. This walkthrough is free with museum admission, pre-registration is not required.

 

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

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Bang Geul Han, from the series “Warp and Weft”, 2022, Archival inkjet print, 16 x 11 in. printed on 19 x 13 in. paper. Courtesy of the artist

Bang Geul Han is an interdisciplinary artist working across video, performance, text, and code. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, her work has been shown in venues including A.I.R. Gallery, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Cuchifritos Gallery, DOOSAN Gallery New York, NURTUREart, and Queens Museum in New York City, Galerie Les Territories and Projét Pangée in Montreal, and Centro Internazionale per l’Arte Contemporanea in Rome. Han is the recipient of a number of artist residencies and fellowships including The Block Gallery Artist Residency and the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program, A.I.R. Fellowship, MacDowell Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, PA. Han received her MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred NY and BFA in Painting from Seoul National University in Korea. She lives and works in New York City.

Monika Fabijanska is an independent art historian and curator based in New York City, who specializes in women's and feminist art. In 2021, she curated critically acclaimed Betsy Damon. Passages: Rites and Rituals (La MaMa Galleria, 2021), mentioned among The New York Times best shows of 2021. Her ecofeminism(s) (Thomas Erben Gallery, 2020), featuring the works by Agnes Denes, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Mary Mattingly, Ana Mendieta, Cecilia Vicuña, etc., was reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and Flash Art, among others. Groundbreaking The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the U.S. (Shiva Gallery, John Jay College, 2018) was ranked the fifth best NYC art show in 2018 by Hyperallergic. Accompanied by a catalog and symposium, it featured works by Bang Geul Han, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jenny Holzer, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Senga Nengudi, Yoko Ono, Kara Walker, et al. Fabijanska provided the initiative and curatorial consulting for The Museum of Modern Art acquisition and retrospective exhibition of Alina Szapocznikow (2012). Fabijanska is a member of the College Art Association’s Committee on Women in the Arts.

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