On the occasion of our Open House for our Spring/Summer exhibitions, please join us for a conversation around The Wandering Lake 2009-2017 between artist Patty Chang and Hitomi Iwasaki, Director of Exhibitions and Curator at the Queens Museum; moderated by ICA LA Curator Jamillah James. The group will discuss the development and realization of the project as well as the arc of Chang’s work.
Hitomi Iwasaki, Director of Exhibitions/Curator, joined the Queens Museum in 1996 and has worked on numerous landmark exhibitions, including Cai Guo-Qiang (1997), Out of India: Contemporary Indian Art from Diaspora (1997), and Global Conceptualism (1999) and initiated site-specific artist projects that later developed into longer-term residency and fellowship programs. As Director of Exhibitions, she organized Caribbean: Crossroad of the World (2012) in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and The Studio Museum in Harlem and Bringing the World into the World (2015), large-scale international contemporary art exhibition celebrating the Museum’s The Panorama of the City of New York–a 9,000 sq.ft. scale model of the metropolis made in 1964 for the New York World’s Fair. Her work continues to focus on conceptually driven site-specific artist projects with a ranging body of local and international artists including Terence Gower, Nic Hess, Duke Riley, Johanna Unzueta, and Jewyo Rhii. In addition to Patty Chang: The Wandering Lake 2009-2017 (2017), she has worked on numerous artist solo-projects including Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Mariam Ghani, Anna K. E., Ronny Quevedo, Julia Weist and Sable Elyse Smith. Iwasaki is a recipient of the International Association of Art Critic’s IACA Curator’s Award Best Project in a Public Space, 2009–2010, and her most recent publications include The Panorama Handbook: Thoughts and Visions On and Around the Queens Museum’s Panorama of the City of New York (2018).
Patty Chang (b. 1972, San Leandro, CA) received a BA from the University of California, San Diego in 1994. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and internationally at such institutions as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; New Museum, New York; BAK- basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, the Netherlands; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Fri-Art Centre d’Art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, England; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. Chang has received grants from Creative Capital, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Tides Foundation, and Guggenheim Foundation. In 2016, Chang participated in the Shanghai Biennale. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.