Responses: A Diaspora Tour, Led by Zavé Martohardjono

Responses: A Diaspora Tour, Led by Zavé Martohardjono
With support from Lily Bo Shapiro
A part of Wanderings and Wonderings

July 29 and July 30, 2017

Beginning at Isamu Noguchi's Momo Taro, Storm King Art Center

Free with admission


Responses: A Diaspora Tour is a performative exploration of selected sculptures by Asian diasporic artists from the Storm King collection. Led by Zavé Martohardjono with research collaboration from Lily Bo Shapiro, Responses will reveal and respond to the concepts, process, and geopolitical context of each work, as well as the biography of its maker. Reading beyond the "facts" offered in formal writings, the Responses artists consider histories of anti-immigrant and anti-refugee backlash and dig into perspective, experience, politics, and subtext, evident or invisible, within each work visited. This program is free with admission to Storm King.

Zavé Martohardjono is an interdisciplinary artist interested in geopolitics, social justice, queer glam, and embodied healing. Martohardjono is currently in residence at The Bronx Museum of the Arts through the BxMA Co-Lab residency; was a Gibney Dance Work Up 3.0 artist (2017); has had residencies at Shandaken: Storm King (2016), La MaMa (2016), Chez Bushwick (2015); and was a Lambda Literary Fellow (2015). Among many venues, they’ve performed at BAAD!, Boston Center for the Arts, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance, Issue Project Room, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Movement Research at Judson Church, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Recess, and the Wild Project.

This work is presented with Storm King Art Center as part of their Wanderings and Wonderings series, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


As seen at first through sixth: © 2017 The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; eighth and ninth from top: Nam June Paik, Waiting for UFO, 1992. Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, The Joseph H. Hazen Foundation, and the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation. © Nam June Paik Estate; tenth, eleventh, and twelfth from top: artwork by Zhang Huan, courtesy the artist, Pace Gallery and Storm King Art Center. © Zhang Huan Studio.