29 June - 24 July 2020
Opening 6pm Wednesday 29 June
Image: Yang-En Hume, Ephemera (detail), 2020
10 x 15cm, Found photograph, ink, wax
Artist: Yang-En Hume (with collaborators – full list of names to be confirmed)
Yang-En Hume has developed a new body of work based on her recent residency at La Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris. Diaspora is the result of many weeks spent collecting photos, lace, embroideries and letters from the flea markets around Paris. Combined with embroidery and lace patterns sourced from the Paris Library of Decorative Arts and the Calais Lace Museum, these objects prompt the audience to imagine the lives they once inhabited. Numerous volunteers collaborated with Hume to create these works, echoing the processes of many of the original female artisans who worked from these patterns. The resulting pieces are simultaneously intimate and anonymous, a pastiche of intertwined lives and stories that traverse geographic and historical boundaries.
Hume is a Sydney based artist who uses installation, found materials and mixed media to explore ideas relating to alienation, the dismembered human body, social hierarchies and identity. Her work often explores the history of women’s creativity and features elements such as the miniature, the amateur and the domestic, drawing attention to qualities that have historically relegated female work to craft status.
Hume graduated with honours (Dux) from the National Art School in 2017 and has exhibited in both solo and group shows in Sydney. In 2019 she was a recipient of the National Art School Storrier Onslow Paris Residency, which she undertook with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts Art Start grant, and an Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant.
MOP Projects is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW