Han Mengyun

Installation: The Pavilion of Three Mirrors, 2021, polished steel mirror pavilion, 10m x 4m x 3m; painting “Dews from Another Sky”, 2021, oil and acrylics on canvas, 210x150cm

Monday, January 24, 5pm
Zoom, University of Chicago
Registration required

Please join us on Zoom Monday, January 24 at 5pm CST for an OPC talk by London based artist and writer, Han Mengyun.

Han Mengyun received her B. A in Studio Art from Bard College in the US in 2012 and has pursued the study of Sanskrit at various institutions such as Kyoto University before she completed her MFA at the University of Oxford with a research focus on Classical Indology and Indian aesthetic theories in 2018.

Han’s practice is rooted in the belief of cross-cultural pollination. With a primary focus on painting merging various traditions, she has also explored the expanded use of craft and the conception of architectural spaces that aim to contextualize the religious and cultural specificities behind the production of image. Both her practice in painting and writing aim to create possible articulations of alterity in contemporary art practice and theory by referencing non-western systems of thought and reservoir of images. Han conducts textual archaeology, excavating forgotten narratives and mythologies, thereby instigating reenactment through her personal artistic expressions. Her latest project The Pavilion of Three Mirrors is currently on view at the Diriyah Biennale: Feeling the Stones, Saudi Arabia.

We kindly ask that you register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the Zoom details on how to join.

Presented by the Open Practice Committee