Queer as Myth Maker: an Artist Talk with Mingdong Sun
Date(s) - 05/11/2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Sculpture Center
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Join us for a conversation with Mingdong Sun and a special preview of his solo exhibition Impotent Pegasus (性无能的珀伽索斯) on view May 11- June 24, 2023 at The Sculpture Center.
In this talk, Mingdong will share his current thinking on the criticality of queer art. He will explain his nuanced approach to navigating boundaries that have been put in place to protect queer artists from patriarchal traditions and how he rejects the subsequent limitations that stem from these boundaries. Sun will also speak about the balance of power, vulnerability, and empathy in creating representative work for the queer community as shown in Impotent Pegasus (性无能的珀伽索斯).
Mingdong Sun is an artist and curator currently based in Shanghai, China. His practice analyzes the sympathies of human desires in order to heal childhood trauma on a personal and societal level. In 2022, he was Assistant Curator for the exhibition Under the Skin, Between the Machines at the How Museum in Shanghai, China. He received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2020. Mingdong Sun was awarded this solo Revealed exhibition following his participation in The Sculpture Center’s exhibition The Shape of Sculpture: Recent Cranbrook Graduates in 2020.
Accessibility note: This conversation will take place in the Euclid Avenue Community Space, which is located in a historic building that is accessible via a cobblestone path and requires a single step down into the space. The bathrooms in this building are not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are available in the Main Building.