Diane Severin Nguyen & Sohrab Mohebbi

    Thu, Oct 28, 2021, 6:30–8:30pm

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    Artist Diane Severin Nguyen joins curator Sohrab Mohebbi for a conversation on IF REVOLULTION IS A SICKNESS, Nguyen’s solo exhibition at SculptureCenter.

    The exhibition is built around a new moving image work, co-commissioned by SculptureCenter and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and filmed in 2021. Set in Warsaw, Poland, the film loosely follows the character of an orphaned Vietnamese child who grows up to be absorbed into a South Korean pop-inspired dance group. Widely popular within a Polish youth subculture, K-pop is used by the artist as a vernacular material to trace a relationship between Eastern Europe and Asia with roots in Cold War allegiances.

    An audio recording of the program is available here.


    The production of Nguyen’s video work in Poland was supported by U–jazdowski Residencies, Warsaw.

    Diane Severin Nguyen: IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS is supported in part by the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

    Leadership support of SculptureCenter’s exhibitions and programs is provided by Carol Bove, Jill and Peter Kraus, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Lee Elliott and Robert K. Elliott, Eleanor Heyman Propp, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Jacques Louis Vidal, and Robert Soros and Jamie Singer Soros and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

    SculptureCenter’s annual operating support is provided by the Elaine Graham Weitzen Foundation for Fine Arts; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation; A. Woodner Fund; Libby and Adrian Ellis; The Willem de Kooning Foundation; Teiger Foundation; Helen Frankenthaler Foundation; Cy Twombly Foundation; Arison Arts Foundation; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; and contributions from our Board of Trustees, Director’s Circle, SC Ambassadors, and many generous individuals and friends.