YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS IN ART. Installation view, digital video, 9:32 minutes, Audain Gallery, 2011.

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Audain Gallery is pleased to announce YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (YHCHI), the widely recognized, Seoul-based art collective, as the fall 2011 Audain Visual Artist in Residence.

Co-organized with Centre A (Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art), THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS IN ART includes exhibitions presented from September 13 - November 5 at Audain Gallery and September 16 - October 21 at Centre A.  A total of three new, commissioned works by YHCHI will be presented in the upcoming exhibitions.

A fast-moving, text-based video artwork synchronized to a jazz score, THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS IN ART at Audain Gallery contrasts the conflict and struggle of daily existence within the seemingly unproblematic and easy life of an artist. In the artists’ characteristically irreverent manner, these issues are examined from the artists’ perspective through the use of a narrator whose musings provoke an empathetic “critique from within” that simultaneously assumes the roles of corroboration and critical inquiry.

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES are the second artists to be hosted by the Audain Visual Artist in Residence Program, following the noted Slovenian artist Marjetica Potrć. A series of workshops and artist talks will be scheduled in September, in conjunction with Centre A, during the artists’ stay in Vancouver.

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES is yhchang.com. Its principals, Young-hae Chang (Korea) and Marc Voge (U.S.A.), are based in Seoul. YHCHI has made work in 17 languages and presented much of it at some of the major art institutions in the world. It has made commissioned works for the Tate in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the New Museum in New York.

Curated by Sabine Bitter.

Events

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES: THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS IN ART

September 13 - November 5, 2011
Audain Gallery

Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 12, 7pm

Artists' Talk

Wednesday, September 12, 6pm
World Art Centre

Salons

IS IGNORANCE THE FOUNDATION OF ART? IF SO, WHY STUDY ART? IF NOT, IS ART ALL ABOUT SMARTS?

Wednesday, September 21, 9:30am

IS UNTRUTH ESSENTIAL IN ART? IF SO, WHAT’S WITH THE SAYING, “TRUTH IS BEAUTY AND BEAUTY IS TRUTH?” IF NOT, WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT TRUTHFUL ART?

Thursday, September 22, 9:30am

IF ART CAN BE EVERYTHING, IS EVERYTHING ART? IF SO, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN ARTIST? IF NOT, DITTO?

Wednesday, September 29, 9:30am

HI, WE’RE YOUNG-HAE AND MARC, AND WE WERE IN TOWN FOR A FEW DAYS DOING SOMETHING OR OTHER, IF YOU’RE INTERESTED.

Wednesday, October 5, 6pm

Presented with Centre A and SFU Galleries.

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