Activations: Stella Zhong at the Chelsea Recreation Center
Saturday, November 19, 2022, 12:30–3:30 pm, Offsite
Saturday, November 19, 2022, 12:30–3:30 pm
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 West 25th Street
New York, New York
Free and open to the general public. To RSVP please visit NYC Parks.
Inspired by particles, ingredients, and secret spaces, Stella Zhong's workshop converts the Chelsea Recreation Center’s spin room into the home base for a large-scale miniature sculpture operation. Participants are invited to choose from a buffet of small objects and assemble them into site-specific installations throughout the recreation center’s common areas. By encouraging participants to defy human-centered design logic, Zhong proposes that it is possible to create new worlds within the one we already inhabit.
Activations is a series of interdisciplinary public workshops designed by artists in response to civic spaces in New York City. Each activation invites participants to encounter a readymade site through the lens of an artistic practice, reimagining them as spaces of creative possibility. All are welcome to participate.
Stella Zhong (b. 1993) works across sculpture, video, and painting. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Yale University, New Haven, CT, and a BFA in glass from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Zhong has exhibited nationally and internationally at Chapter NY, New York; Fanta-MLN, Milan; Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR; Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; SculptureCenter, New York; Galerie Marguo, Paris; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; and more. Her work has been reviewed by The New York Times, New Yorker, Mousse, Texte zur Kunst, and ArtAsiaPacific, among others. Zhong lives in New York.
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