Friday –Sunday, October 6-8, 2017
Boston Cyberarts Hosts Mobius : For a Future to be Possible/Cho một tương lai có thể có
Ngoc -Tran Vu and Anna Wexler
Opening event Friday, October 6 from 6-9 pm, with exhibition and participatory installation construction
and gallery hours Saturday – Sunday, Oct 7 & 8, from noon to 6 pm.
Suggested donation of $5.
This event features an exhibit of the 2016 photographic series, "Pilgrimage to Hué", the annual festival site for honoring an indigenous Vietnamese Mother Goddess through ornate boat altars, offerings and ritual trance, by the Boston-based multimedia artist Ngoc -Tran Vu. She and Anna Wexler of the Mobius Artists Group will construct an altar installation responding to the images and the healing intentions toward the suffering of ancestors and their war-desecrated land that they reflect. With invited audience participation, the process of altar construction and its material elements will extend these intentions to coming generations as we seek to face and transform the intertwined realities of war and climate change in our present moment, "For a Future to be Possible", in the words of the Vietnamese Buddhist teacher and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh.
Ngoc-Tran Vu is a Vietnamese American transnational and multimedia artist, organizer, and healer. She was born in Sài Gòn, Việt Nam and raised in the Dorchester and South Boston, Massachusetts. Tran received her MA in Arts and Politics at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her BA in Ethnic Studies and Visual Arts at Brown University. Tran works across borders and is based in Boston. www.ngoctranvu.com
Anna Wexler is an interdisciplinary, project-based artist who works with text, installation and ritually inflected performance. Her projects often explore historical and contemporary modes of creative resistance to global structural inequities. As a progressive artist and educator, she is committed to experimental cultural work that actively engages diverse ethnic, gender and class perspectives. She holds a doctorate in education from Harvard University; supported by the Center for the Study of World Religions there, her dissertation was based on an artistic apprenticeship with a Haitian Vodou priest and artist. In 2013 in Marseilles, France, she created a performative homage to a legendary Marseille cooperative, “Le fruit mordoré” (the golden fruit), that functioned as a sanctuary and desperately needed source of livelihood for many artists, militants, and Jewish refugees fleeing the Occupied Zone in France and elsewhere in Nazi dominated Europe. Her most recent inquiry involves the search for habitable exoplanets, or worlds orbiting other stars, and its interface with the critical question of the limits of Earth’s habitability for our species and countless others as posed by global climate change. She is a member of Mobius Artists Group.
BOSTON CYBERARTS HOSTS MOBIUS
Mobius Artists Group will be in residence at Boston Cyberarts Gallery in Jamaica Plain for six weeks, from September 8 – October 15, 2017. They will present four different programs that span the visual arts, performance art, video, and music, by group members as well as international artists. The gallery is located at 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, on the plaza level at the Green Street T Station on the Orange Line.