Jun Yang / Group IX, Nov 99 - Mar 00
I WISH I WAS IN L.A.
4/14/00 to 4/17/00
MAK Center at the Mackey Apartments, 1137 - 1141 South Cochran Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
In "coming home," Chinese artist Jun Yang used voices, text, and video to present how moving to a new place challenges one's patterns and creates an opportunity for redefining values. Working from his own arrival in Los Angeles, Yang demonstrated how a simple situation such as going to the supermarket can entail decisive choices that reveal personal values. Deciding what to eat and where to shop signify one's social and cultural identity and aspirations. "Coming home“ described such moments of a persona encountering a new environment.