Thu, 27 October 2011
Featured artist Meng Tang discusses the issues surrounding and feeding into her pieces in the Three Artists exhibition.
First exhibited as part of her MFA Thesis exhibition at the Nash Gallery in 2010, Meng Tang’s Impression: Babel will be represented in expanded form in Gallery 2 at The Soap Factory. In an enclosed room, eight voices speak in eight languages (English, Spanish, French, Hmong, Japanese, Farsi, Chinese and Arabic) a series of oppositional truisms that are simultaneously profound and meaningless, political and personal -- at the same time that they can be understood and remain obscure. The voices are spoken by figures, simply dressed projected into a black void. Meng both takes from the inspirational internationalism of her alma mater, and of her own life, as a Chinese woman living in Minnesota. However, instead of future where we will all live as one, she posits a world where all communication, both the political and the personal only further increases our confusion and isolation.
For more information: soapfactory.org
Music: 'The Sun is Scheduled to come out Tomorrow' by Chris Zabriskie