The title of this exhibition comes from a text, “Me in the Future,” that Amy Ching-Yan Lam wrote at age eleven and put in a time capsule, speculating by the age of twenty-five she’d be married, have a career, and “a small but comfy house and maybe a dog.” Starting from these childhood fantasies of domestic love and financial stability, Lam presents artworks that explore how these dreams function within the wider context of colonial history. With humour and acuity, she examines the relationships between property, family, institutional power and collections, and theft. A central part of the exhibition is a series of models created by Lam in collaboration with artist HaeAhn Woo Kwon, where they remake toys, domestic materials, and found objects into a fantasy communal home. Opening on Saturday, April 22 from 2-5pm. The artists and guest curator Su-Ying Lee will be in attendance.
Image credit: Amy Ching-Yan Lam and HaeAhn Woo Kwon, Teapot Bathhouse, 2023 (detail), Courtesy of the artist