March 15 –
May 12, 2018
Ken Lum

Opening reception: Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8:30 pm

Ken Lum’s large and complex body of work has included performances in public spaces, sculptures produced from rented furniture, paintings of incomprehensible language, and works that mimic the signage in low-end strip malls. Within these varying forms, he has focused on the construction of identity in public and private arenas, engaging with the conditions that shape our lived experience and position us as social subjects.

This presentation features two recent bodies of work as well as a selection of existing work spanning the past three decades of Lum's practice.

More information coming soon.

Ken Lum (b. 1956, Vancouver) lives and works in Philadelphia.

Curated by Kim Nguyen and organized by Leila Grothe.
Ken Lum, "Steve," 1986. Courtesy of the artist; Royale Projects, Los Angeles; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne.
Ken Lum, "Steve," 1986. Courtesy of the artist; Royale Projects, Los Angeles; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne.
Ken Lum, "My Arms are Ready to Embrace the Universe with Love," 1983. Courtesy of the artist; Royale Projects, Los Angeles; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne.
Ken Lum, "My Arms are Ready to Embrace the Universe with Love," 1983. Courtesy of the artist; Royale Projects, Los Angeles; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne.
Ken Lum, "Amir," 2000. Courtesy of the artist; Royale Projects, Los Angeles; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne.
Ken Lum, "Amir," 2000. Courtesy of the artist; Royale Projects, Los Angeles; and Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne.