"The Space Between Inside/Outside" @ Java Café & Gallery
Artist talk in conversation with curator Natalie Pace: 10am Saturday, July 7, 2012 Exhibition: July 2 – August 5, 2012; 7am-10pm daily
This exhibition by Anida Yoeu Ali is the culmination of three months as Java Arts’ inaugural artist-in-residence. Spanning photography, video, sculpture, and installation, “The Space Between Inside/Outside” examines the areas between the playful and the reflective, performance and the real, proximity and distance.
In uniting these layers of her work, the artist ties these different elements together with aesthetic and conceptual threads of the ‘white cube’ and a red stool. As a counterpoint to the Western concept of the White Cube, the repeated use of the red stool, not only locates the artist within the individual works, but localizes the works themselves to their Cambodian context.
Situated somewhere between performance, event, and object, Anida’s practice explores personal and poetic ruminations on loss and life. These works merge and linger as measures of time and space; between here and there, inside and outside, between the past and what will pass. The opening event will itself be an extension of these works, with performance increasingly becoming life and life becoming art.