Little Histories of Modern Art brings together eight contemporary artists whose photographic and videographic works critically and affectionately reconsider the practices and ideologies of Modern Art.
Jian-Xing Too revisits Suprematism, Constructivism, and Minimalism in her sculptures and black and white photograms. With subtle humour, Too has recreated the visual elegance and intellectual rigour of these movements using an unusual material: the flat Chinese noodle.
The works of these eight artists playfully revisit the histories of Modern Art, evoking its undiminished power on the Postmodern imagination.
Jian-Xing Too attended the California Institute of the Arts and has lived in Paris since 1997. Her work combines site specificity with the production of multiples to focus on how certain conceptions of nature are deeply embedded in urban settings. Her interest in Parisian gardens and urbanism led her to develop a series of interventions exploring the mirror image. Currently, she is working exclusively with straight flat noodles and generating photograms of noodle wall sculptures. She has shown in artist-run spaces in Los Angeles, Taipei, and Toronto and has participated in various projects in Paris. In 2005 she received a grant from the City of Paris.
Espaces Art Mûr
5826 St. Hubert Street
Little Histories of Modern Art. Jakub Dolejš, Colwyn Griffith, Holly King, Alain Pratte, George Steeves, Jian-Xing Too, Helen Verbanz, and Laurel Woodcock
September 8 – 28, 2005
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00am-6:00pm, Thursday & Friday 12:00-8:00pm, Saturday 12:00-5:00pm
Opening Thursday September 8, 2005 5:00-8:30pm, most of the artists will be present