Chi-Wen Gallery, Victoria Sin, If I had the words to tell you we wouldn't be here now © Ivy Tzai
Somerset House Studios

Grounding Practice: Victoria Sin

Tue 10 Dec 2019
18.45 - 20.30
New Wing

A new series of artists talks, exploring the sustainability of artistic practices. 

This series is born from the understanding that while artistic practice is part of an art ecosystem tied to the rules of the competitive art market, artistic development is reflective and investigative. In this series, invited artists discuss the sustainability of their practices, their inspiration and how they navigate, negotiate and contribute to the contemporary contexts in which they’re making work.

The second event in this series is a talk by multidisciplinary artist Victoria Sin, in conversation with curator Taylor LeMelle.

Victoria Sin is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing, and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.

Recent presentations include Age of You, MOCA, Toronto (2019); Kiss My Genders, Hayward Gallery, London (2019); Meetings on Art, Venice Biennale, Venice (2019); BCE, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); Art Basel, Hong Kong (2019); Park Nights, Serpentine Galleries, London (2018); Indifferent Idols, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei (2018)

Taylor LeMelle is a curator and writer. Recent writing has been published in Art Monthly, Flash Art, Sad Sack (Sophia Al-Maria, Bookworks), Che si può fare (Helen Cammock, Whitechapel Books) and Gender:Space (Aimee Meredith Cox, Macmillan). As PSS, Taylor has co-published Dream Babes Zine 1 & 2 (Victoria Sin), Tongues (Rehana Zaman) and Subversive Economies (Daniella Valz Gen). Taylor is a member of artist workers' cooperative not/nowhere, and was 2019 Curator-In-Residence at Wysing Arts Centre, where they have organised an exhibition, Boundary + Gesture, opening October 2019.