Time: March 1, 2013 at 7pm to March 30, 2013 at 9pm
Location: Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts
Street: 551 Tremont Street
City/Town: Boston, MA
Website or Map: http://www.bcaonline.org/visu…
Event Type: exhibit
Organized By: Mills Gallery
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2013
Me Love You Long Time (MLYLT), curated by Edwin Ramoran, is a provocative group exhibition of contemporary art and video by over 50 artists from Southeast Asia and North America who utilize various media and complicated visual strategies to upend or explore gender expression, sexuality, sex work and new subjectivities.
For more than a year, Ramoran travelled Southeast Asia and the U.S., visiting nightclub dwellers, studios, galleries and sex workers in search of artists for MLYLT. Modern life at the intersections of war, sex, gender, film, popular music and contemporary art has provided the generative sources for MLYLT. “This exhibition is all about the construction of identity and unapologetic attitudes about sexuality,” Ramoran explains, “and features art, videos, resources and ephemera from the 1990s to the present that dive into really tough issues.”
Two videos by video artist and emerging performer Zavé Martohardjono, in formation and something dangerous, will be included in the exhibit. For more information, read the press release.
Exhibit on view February 15, 2013 – April 7, 2013
Friday February 15th from 6-9pm. Guided tour with artists 7:30pm.
Video Screening/Artist Talk
Friday, March 1 | 7pm | Larilyn Sanchez
Friday, March 15 | 7pm | Matthew de Leon
Saturday, March 30 | 6pm | Anyt’ing We Want | Video Screening and Curator Talk with Edwin Ramoran
Me Love You Long Time features works by Bobby Abate, Reza “Asung” Afisina, Pulang Alakdan, Hima B., Yason Banal, Anjali Bhargava, Isauro Cairo, Lynne Chan, Chath Piersath, Vanna Chin, Cecile Chong, Young Chung, Jon Cuyson, Matthew de Leon, Cirilo Domine, Oasa DuVerney, Permi K. Gill, Vicente Golveo, Akintola Hanif, Skowmon Hastanan, Swati Khurana, Andrew H. Kim, Cory Koons, Naruki Kukita, Viet Le, Chang-Jin Lee, Lim Sokchanlina, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Yeni Mao, Zavé Martohardjono, Tala Oliver Mateo, Rafael T. Melendez, Gabby Quynh-Anh Miller, Ivan Monforte, Teresa Nasty, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Sokuntevy Oeur, ParadoxVestedRelics, Mariko Passion, Tomiko Pilson, Johanna Poethig, Stephanie Powell, Clifford Landon Pun, Vanessa T. Ramalho, Rico J. Reyes, Larilyn Sanchez, SLAAAP! (Sexually Liberated Arts Activist Asian People!), Nodeth Vang, Nathan Lam Vuong and Maria Yoon.
Event image photo credit: Lim Sokchanlina, Thief, 2009, from the series My Motorbike and Me