CFGNY in Residence

    CFGNY in Residence

    Jun 3–Aug 7, 2023

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    From June through August 2023, artist collective CFGNY takes up residence in SculptureCenter’s lower level galleries. In addition to creating a new body of work, CFGNY will further draw out the contours of the “vaguely Asian” by hosting visitors, collaborators, and friends with programming that expands the collective’s ongoing and foundational dialogue. By inviting the expanded community of CFGNY into SculptureCenter, the collective looks to emphasize the sides of their practice that are un-exhibitable and relational. CFGNY’s residency is anchored by four two-person exhibitions in SculptureCenter’s lower-level “bar” space (Creative Friend Group New York Bar), as well as an event in collaboration with X-TRA.SERVICES founder and Basement resident LYDO.

    CFGNY’s residency also includes the Concept Foreign Garments New York Shop where garments from the collective’s fourth collection, FASHION MAX 2, can be purchased.

    Concept Foreign Garments New York Shop
    Weekends, Jun 3–Aug 7, 12–6pm

    Shop CFGNY’s latest collection FASHION MAX 2 at SculptureCenter every Saturday and Sunday, 12–6pm.

    Summer Openings at SculptureCenter hosted by CFGNY
    Thu, Jun 29, 6–8pm

    Creative Friend Group New York Bar
    On view during SculptureCenter public hours

    #1 – Jun 4–Jun 12
    Umico Niwa, Priscilla Jeong

    #2 – Jun 16–Jun 26
    KAYA, Margaret Lee

    #3 – Jun 30–Jul 10
    Deborah Joyce Holman, Lotus Laurie Kang

    #4 – Jul 14–Aug 7
    Avena Gallagher, Patia Borja

    Founded in 2016 as an ongoing dialogue on the intersection of art, fashion, and identity, artist collective CFGNY continually returns to the term "vaguely Asian": an understanding of racial identity as a specific cultural experience combined with the experience of being perceived as other. In addition to using fashion as a readymade, CFGNY’s practice spans mediums such as video, performance, architectural installation, and sculpture, researching the ways in which material assemblage and reproduction play a part in the formation and racialization of such “vaguely Asian” identities. CFGNY does not wish to represent what it means to be “Asian” in the singular; instead, it encourages the visualization of the countless ways one is able to be in the plural. CFGNY is composed of Daniel Chew, Ten Izu, Kirsten Kilponen, and Tin Nguyen.


    Leadership support for SculptureCenter’s exhibitions and programs is provided by Carol Bove, Lee Elliott and Robert K. Elliott, Barbara and Andrew Gundlach, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, and Jill and Peter Kraus. Major support is provided by the Marguerite Steed Hoffman Donor Advised Fund at The Dallas Foundation, Karyn Kohl, Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Eleanor Heyman Propp, and Jacques Louis Vidal. Support is also generously provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation, Inc., with additional funding from Candy and Michael Barasch, Sanford Biggers, Libby and Adrian Ellis, Jane Hait and Justin Beal, and Amy and Sean Lyons.