Non Berlin Presents Oriental Silk during Berlin Art Week
Opening at c/o Kunstpunkt 27 SEP, 7pm
Four female artists follow the hidden history of migrants and aspects of colonialism. By unfolding individual experiences through dialogue and the archeology of places, they explore the subsequent inscriptions that define the psychology of a social and political sphere.
Artists: Xiaowen Zhu, Chan Sook Choi, Sylbee Kim, Sumi Jang
Xiaowen Zhu's video work “Oriental Silk” unfolds the world view of the owner of the first silk import company in Los Angeles. Sensitive and graceful, the film watches Kenneth Wong during his daily routine at the store, telling his family story. The store is both a museum and a place of worship for the history of traditional craftsmanship and its cultural values.