Tiffany Chung

passage of time

September 12, 2019 — November 2, 2019


a case study of the UNHCR - Hong Kong Refugee Status Determination: escape journeys of a stateless ethnic-Chinese Vietnamese between 1978-1997, 2019

acrylic, ink & oil on vellum and paper

30 x 39.5 inches (76 x 100 cm)

selected cases of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Thailand, Oct 1985 - June 1986, 2019

acrylic, ink and oil on vellum & paper

38 x 24.75 inches 96.5 x 63 cm

Destination Pulau Bidong: pirate attacks in the Gulf of Thailand, Dec 1985 - June 1986, 1999/2019

acrylic, glitter, fabric, and thread on cotton handkerchiefs

15.5 x 15.5 inches 39 x 39 cm 19 pieces

Destination Songkhla: pirate attacks in the Gulf of Thailand, Oct-Dec 1985, 1999/2019

acrylic, glitter, fabric, and thread on cotton handkerchiefs

15.5 x 15.5 inches 39 x 39 cm 19 pieces

Guatemala Human Rights Commission: Selected cases of violence in relation to current mega projects, 2019

acrylic, ink, and oil on vellum and paper

28 x 34.75 inches 71 x 88 cm

Guatemala: UFCo PBSUCCESS 06.1954, 2019

acrylic, ink, and oil on vellum and paper

30 x 39.5 inches 76 x 100 cm

Guatemala - Memory of Silence, CEH report: number of massacres by Department, 2019

acrylic, ink, and oil on vellum and paper

38 x 24.75 inches 96.5 x 63 cm

El Pulpo: UFCo's Great White Fleet routes and porperties in Central America & the Caribbean, 2019

embroidery on fabric

54 x 54 inches 137 x 137 cm

Work Is Glorious, Long Live The Party!, 2008/2019

bamboo, wire, paper-mache, pompoms, thermo adhesive and vinyl decals

sculpture: 40 x 68 in. (101.5 x 172.75 cm) decal text: 68 x 104.5 in (173 x 265 cm)

Guatemala Memorial Project: selected names from Diario Militar & GHRC, 2019

embroidery on fabric

10 x 14 inches 25 x 35 cm 125 pieces

Ministry of Propoganda, Guatemala: steps towards a new intelligence system, 2019

archival giclee print; digital illustrations by Jorge Hurtado - interpretations of archival CIA stick figure sketches

14.75 x 11 inches 37 x 28 cm 6 illustrations

CIA Study of Assassination sketch, 2019

ink acrylic and oil on paper

12 x 12 inches 30.5 x 30.5 cm

A Banana's Journey, 2019

mixed media on paper

40 x 26 inches 101.5 x 66 cm

Guatemala Agrarian Reform vs. CIA Operation PBSUCCESS, 2019

digital print; poster concept by Tiffany Chung; design and layout by Jorge L. Hurtado

40 x 27 in. (101.5 x 68.5 cm)

STORY OF MRS. X: RAPED WOMAN

archival film from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, c. 1980s

12:03 min.

Recipes of Necessity, 2014

HD video

33 min.

Collective Remembrance of The War: voices from the exiles, 2018-2019

4 selected interviews from a series of 21, HD video

durations of videos variable

km 0 -- Son’s story, 2017

HD video

33:19 min

View of the exhibition "passage of time" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September 12 - November 2, 2019

 

View of the exhibition "passage of time" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September 12 - November 2, 2019

 

View of the exhibition "passage of time" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September 12 - November 2, 2019

 

View of the exhibition "passage of time" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September 12 - November 2, 2019

 

View of the exhibition "passage of time" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September 12 - November 2, 2019

 

View of the exhibition "passage of time" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September 12 - November 2, 2019

 

View of the exhibition "passage of time" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September 12 - November 2, 2019

 

View of the exhibition "passage of time" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September 12 - November 2, 2019

 

View of the exhibition "passage of time" at Tyler Rollins Fine Art

September 12 - November 2, 2019

 

Works

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Tyler Rollins Fine Art is pleased to present passage of time, a solo exhibition by Tiffany Chung, in collaboration with Jorge L. Hurtado and Stuardo A. Mejía, taking place from September 12 through November 2, 2019. Chung is noted for her cartographic drawings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and theater performances that examine conflict, migration, displacement, urban progress and transformation in relation to history and cultural memory. One of Vietnam’s most respected and internationally active contemporary artists, she recently presented a major solo exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue (March – September 2019).

Chung’s interest in imposed political borders and their traumatic impacts on different groups of human populations has underpinned her commitment to conducting ongoing comparative studies of forced migration. The exhibition passage of time focuses both on the recent history of conflict and displacement in Guatemala and the post-1975 mass exodus of Vietnamese refugees, of which she herself was a part. Cartographic drawings and embroideries on fabric, alongside videos and text-based works, address such issues as the international flows of refugees, the effects of government policies on local populations, and the historical background to ongoing conflicts.

Chung’s work studies the geographical shifts in countries that were traumatized by war, human destruction, or natural disaster. Her map drawings layer different periods in the history of devastated topographies, reflecting the impossibility of accurately creating cartographic representations of most places. Transgressing space and time, these works unveil the connection between imperialist ideologies and visions of modernity. Her maps interweave historical and geologic events – and spatial and sociopolitical changes – with future predictions, revealing cartography as a discipline that draws on the realms of perception and fantasy as much as geography. Exploring world geopolitics by integrating international treaties with local histories, Chung’s work re-maps memories that were denied in official records. Based on meticulous ethnographic research and archival documents, her work excavates layers of history, re-writes chronicles of places, and creates interventions into the spatial narratives produced through statecraft.

Chung’s work was featured in the 2015 Venice Biennale, in the main exhibition, All the World’s Futures, with an installation of 40 map-based drawings relating to the ongoing crisis in Syria. The works’ richly detailed surfaces, with jewel-like tones rendered in ink and paint stick on translucent vellum, belie their somber thematic content charting the country’s ever expanding cycles of violence and refugee displacement. In 2018 she participated in the Sydney and Gwangju biennials, an overview of her multi-media work from 2010-18 was presented in New Cartographies at Asia Society Texas Center in Houston, and she presented a solo exhibition at the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zurich. Other US museum exhibitions that have featured her work include: Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); My Voice Would Reach You, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2014); California Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art (2013); and Six Lines of Flight, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012). She has recently shown in museum exhibitions in Austria, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and San Francisco. In the United States, she has presented five solo shows at Tyler Rollins Fine Art (2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017). She was awarded the 2013 Sharjah Biennial Prize honoring her exceptional contribution to the biennial. Public collections include SFMOMA, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Singapore Art Museum, M+, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and Queensland Art Gallery.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

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EXHIBITION REVIEWS

GENERAL PRESS

ArtNews, Ford Foundation Gallery Opening Exhibition: Tiffany Chung

February, 2019


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New York Times, Ford Foundation Gallery Opening Exhibition: Tiffany Chung

February, 2019


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Houston Chronicle, Artist Tiffany Chung’s maps trace tragic routes

January, 2019


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SAAM, Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue

June, 2018


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WA Today, Highlights of the Sydney Biennale

March, 2018


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Artomity, Vietnam Exodus: opened memories

December, 2017


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Art Asia Pacific, 21st Biennale of Sydney Announces Roster of Artists

December, 2017


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Art Asia Pacific, Unwanted Populations

November, 2017


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The New York Times, What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week

September, 2017


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Artnet News, Here Are 51 New York Gallery Shows That You Need to (Somehow) See This September

September, 2017


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Asia Center, Excavating and Remapping Erased Histories: an artistic practice on protesting against historical amnesia

May, 2017


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Prze Krój

February, 2017


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Art Asia Pacific, Almanac 2017

February, 2017


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Bloomberg, Tiffany Chung on ‘Brilliant Ideas’

November, 2016


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Happening, Tiffany Chung: Mapping crisis through memory

October, 2016


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Art Asia Pacific, Tiffany Chung: To Be Remembered

September, 2016


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Taipei Biennial 2016: Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future

2016


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Aesthetica, Land, Sea and Air, The New Art Gallery Walsall

August, 2016


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