Headlands Center for the Arts


Project Space: Autumn Ahn

Installation
POSTPONED

Location

Project Space

*NOTICE: Event postponed in compliance with recent San Francisco Health Department recommendations regarding COVID-19. Check back for updates.

Work in progress: March 22–April 16; Sunday–Thursday, Noon–5PM
Final installation: April 19–April 30, Sunday–Thursday, Noon–5PM (Closed Monday, April 20)
Artist reception: Sunday, April 19, Noon–5PM

With an interdisciplinary studio practice spanning performance, painting, moving image, and sound, Autumn Ahn’s (AIR ‘20) work reflects on contemporary relationships to the temporal, poetic, and psychological experience of the unknown. Whether suspending her body in digital spaces or entombing poppies in poured cement, the material choices of her work link across time and media to gesture toward varied references such as the burden of history, the automatic consciousness, or the pomegranate that binds Persephone to the Underworld. During her Project Space residency Ahn will utilize light, shadow, and volume to construct a responsive landscape: a space in which her considerations of otherness, loss, aesthetic assimilation, and the residual impact of a present absence can unfold physically—through sensory detail—over time.

Project Space is located on the third floor of Building 944 and is currently accessible only by stairs.

Image: Autumn Ahn, a tall action is not a height. 2017; © Autumn Ahn, photo by Pete Ellis