Creative Shifts: Contrasting Body and Place

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Facebook Live

Los Angeles-based installation and performance artist Sichong Xie combines movement and material in body-based sculptural forms, including masks, costumes, and other objects. By placing traditional sculptural forms within new sites, materials, and social constructs, Xie investigates these forms and movements within global communities to reconsider and re-envision shared spaces and performative practices. She raises questions about identity, politics, cross-culturalism, and the surreal characteristics of her body in the ever-changing environment.

Sichong Xie, You Can’t Take That Away From Me VI, 2017. Chromogenic print; 38 x 50 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Xie’s current body of work explores contrasts: Chinese culture with American culture, her female gender with China’s patriarchal sculptures, and the country’s communist politics with “only one child” generations. 

Join visiting curator Jonell Logan for a virtual conversation with the artist about her practice and the development of new work during social distancing.