Multimedia artist Tiffany Chung will be interviewed by Tyler Green, host of The Modern Art Notes Podcast, at Sheldon Museum of Art
on September 25 at 5:30 p.m. This live taping of the podcast is free and open to the public.
Chung is one of three artists featured in the Sheldon exhibition Unquiet Harmony: The Subject of Displacement. She is noted for her cartographic drawings, sculptures, videos, photographs, and theater performances that examine migration, urban progress, and environmental impact in relation to history and cultural memory. As an artist who is active internationally, she presented Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue, a major solo exhibition this year at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Tiffany Chung: passage of time is currently on view at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York.
The works by Chung on view at Sheldon offer an investigation into humans fraught relationship with the environment, the destruction that can be wrought on the land, and the resultant displacement of farmers. Through the use of four embroidered charts, fifteen works on paper, a sculptural installation, and two videos, Chung references the past and fictionalizes the future in a nonlinear manner, collapsing the distinctions between time and geography to draw parallels between the toll of the 1930s Dust Bowl on the Great Plains and the decline of other small agricultural and industrial towns around the world.
Green is a historian, critic, and the host of The Modern Art Notes Podcast, a weekly interview program that has aired over 400 episodes. Green is also the author of Carleton Watkins: Making the West American, which won a 2019 California Book Award gold medal. He has written for numerous print and digital magazines, including New York Times Lens, Fortune, Conde Nast Portfolio and Smithsonian. He has contributed op-eds to newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Wall Street Journal. His commentary has also aired on National Public Radios All Things Considered. From 2010-2014 he was the columnist for Modern Painters magazine.
Sheldon Museum of Art houses an art collection of international distinction in a landmark Philip Johnson building at 12th and R streets on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The museum is open free to the public seven days a week.