Lotus L. Kang: Wolf Chair in Photography Artist Talk

Monday, April 22, 2024, 2 - 3pm

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An installation image of a room with multiple pieces of art

Lotus L. Kang, In Cascades (2023). Installation view, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2023. Commissioned and produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver. Photo: Andy Keate.

Spring 2024 Wolf Chair Lotus L. Kang gives an artist talk about her work. Registration required. Please note this free event is first-come-first-served, and an RSVP does not guarantee admission. 



Lotus L. Kang works with sculpture, photography and site-responsive installation. Known for her sprawling installations and distinctive material repertoire, Kang’s practice is a dialogue with the impermanent and the in between. Elegantly disordered and richly layered, her site-sensitive works explore the relational bonds between time, personal history, and cultural knowledge. She seeks to disrupt a human-centred perspective of the world with a broad curiosity for life and matter tangled in states of exchange that produce and are reproduced by their environments. Rather than a prescriptive or reiterative approach, her practice is one of regurgitation.
Selected exhibitions include: In Cascades, Chisenhale Gallery, London and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2023); Fleshing Out The Ghost, Deborah Schamoni, Munich (2023); Mesoderm, Franz Kaka, Toronto (2023); Molt (New York-Lethbridge-Los Angeles-Toronto-Chicago-), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago (2023); Memory Work, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson (2023); Mother Always Has a Mother, Mercer Union SPACE, Toronto (2023); 2021 Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone, New Museum, New York (2021); Total Disbelief, SculptureCenter, New York (2019), If I Have A Body, Remai Modern, Saskatoon (2019); Beolle, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2019) and Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum, Cue Art Foundation, New York (2019). 

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