Yujun Ye | El Sueño de Los Angeles closing performance Thursday, December 11, 6:30-9 pm 18th Street Arts Center | Curator’s Lounge
1639 18th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Performance with Alexis Mailles, Dan Kwong, Monel Chang,Kyle Kaplan, Frida Li, Oshus, Mystic Pete, Richard Andres and Cheyenne Dunbar
Presented in conjunction with a three-month residency supported by the Ministry of Culture Taiwan and Taiwan Academy Los Angeles. 18th Street Arts Center has collaborated with these notable partners since 1999, fostering cultural exchange by hosting two visiting artists from Taiwan each year.
Los Angeles is epitomized by its Spanish name, translated as The City of Angels. People from all over the world come to this city in order to pursue their dreams. The exhibition will showcase Yujun Ye’s work created in both Taiwan and LA. This exhibition will change progressively over its duration, becoming a space that allows artist and audience to share in collective dialogue.
Taking after Walt Disney animation and Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Alice in Wonderland, Ye re- creates Alice with a pink wig in Los Angeles, seeking to discover the people who are also chasing their dreams in this land.
For the closing, Ye will construct a new interactive work in collaboration with French multimedia artist Alexis Mailles and a final performance realized with LA-based artists such performer Dan Kwong, Monel Chang, Oshus and different guests.