We, Activeast

2018 UCLA New Wight Gallery International Biennial

We, Activeast

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of the Arts and Architecture is pleased to present 2018 International Biennial We, Activeast in New Wight Gallery.


Thursday, September 27, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Wight Gallery
1100 Broad Art Center
Los Angeles, 90095

Curators: Jae Hwan Lim, Anticipated 2020 MFA and Hailey Loman, Anticipated 2020 MFA

September 27-October 11, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 27, 5-8PM

UCLA's 2018 International Biennial We, Activeast highlights how the social and political situations in East Asian countries—China (People's Republic of China), Mongolia, Hong Kong, Taiwan (Republic of China), Korea, and Japan—have changed the way the artists experience their country and the world.

It presents a forum for open discussion about body and gender politics, history and society, and technology and environment. As a proactive gesture to make changes in the society, the modern and contemporary East Asian countries have organized individual and collective activisms. Various movements succeeded through questioning current social status, often reforming governmental policies and even overthrowing national leaders to maintain and develop their civil and human rights. During and after the movements, art and culture reflected the society, while expressing the public's agenda and being left as an ephemera of the history.

In We, Activeast, the video, installation, painting, photography, sculpture, and drawing bring the audience's attention to less or unknown issues of East Asia. Presenting works that are influenced by particular moment of time and region, the exhibition challenges the audience to consider how concurrently occurring political issues in East Asia can also be significant and applicable in their social environment.


Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:30PM

Special Instructions
Parking in Lot 3: $3/hour, Max $12/day


Cost : Admission is free.


Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies, Department of Art

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