presented in collaboration with The Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation
Performance Dates: Dec 22, 5-7pm; Dec 30, Jan 6 & Jan 13, 3-4pm
Location: Cuchifritos gallery at the Essex Street Market, 120 Essex Street, New York, NY 10002
The Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation, in collaboration with Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, is pleased to announce Daeng’gi Kimchi Factory, an installation by Flora Choi, from December 22, 2011 to January 15, 2012. In her performance/installation, Choi substitutes chopped-off daeng'gi braids (a traditional Korean hairstyle worn by adolescent girls) for cabbage, and makes her own version of Kimchi. Choi confronts the male-dominated traditions of the past and investigates the state of women in Korea today. Her installation will be accompanied by live performances on December 22 (5-7pm), December 30 (3-4pm), January 6 (3pm-4pm), and January 13 (3pm-4pm).
Flora Choi is an installation and performance artist. Her current work investigates Korea’s cultural traditions and societal constructs. She holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and lives and works in Queens, NY. She has most recently shown her performance work at the annual art festival Art in Odd Places, which hosted her piece Upbraiding Tradition along 14th Street in Manhattan. Choi is a Richard and Mica Hadar Foundation Scholar, and is currently part of the foundation’s group exhibition I Live/ I Love running from December 27, 2011 through January 7, 2012 at Second Space Gallery, in which she is showing work that derives from her Upbraiding Tradition performance piece. The show is curated by a team of Hadar mentors, including video and performance artist Bill Beirne, independent curator Erin Donnelly, and educator Beth Rosenberg.
The Hadar Foundation art committee selected Choi for a solo show due to the strength of her artistic vision and her ability to present a solo project of significant scope. One of the foundation’s goals is to offer more in-depth support to an artist of promise.You may view Choi's work at www.florachoi.com.
For more information go to Cuchifritos website.