November 15, 2016 by: Natalie Fleming
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Department of Art Professor Millie Chen’s work is often multidimensional, using video, installation and experiential aspects to address social characteristics of modernity. Recently, she worked in collaboration with the PED collective, creating an audio bicycle tour intended to uncover layers of hidden urban history. Centered at the Koffler Gallery in Toronto, PED.Toronto is further iteration of similar PED projects which have taken place in Buffalo, St. John’s, Chongqing and Belfast. A solo exhibition, Prototypes 1970s, is currently on view at BT&C Gallery. For each year of the decade, Chen has created a wallpaper design that references political, social or economic events specific to that year. With this work, as with much of her previous work, Chen explores “invisible histories” and the disarming capacity of ornamental aesthetics.