Diane Severin Nguyen & Sohrab Mohebbi

    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.