Take a private tour, led by I‘On resident and experienced Halsey guide, Karen Thompson, of Jennifer Wen Ma's exhibit at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (no cost) followed by lunch at Henrietta's (at The Dewberry) (Dutch treat).
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, presents a solo exhibition by Jennifer Wen Ma, entitled Cry Joy Park - Gardens of Dark and Light. The work is an investigation into the construct of a utopia, inspired by the history of Charleston: a cultural and artistic capital of the American South. This installation aims to present both an alluring, gorgeous and otherworldly garden, and its darker counterpart.
We will see a short film interview with the artist, followed by the tour and then an open ended discussion of the concept of utopia and how it may relate to I’On!
About the artist: Jennifer Wen Ma (b. 1973, Beijing) moved to the United States in 1986 and graduated with an MFA in 1999 from the Pratt Institute. Ma was one of seven members of the core creative team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and received an Emmy Award for their broadcast. Since then, she has increasingly delved into the material and philosophical qualities of the Chinese silk tradition Her work has been shown around the world.
Parking: There are two parking garages on St Philip. One between Calhoun St and Vanderhorst St and the other just south of George St on St Philip St.