Jen Liu IPOOOOO Prequel: Three Jokes for Sod

IPOOOOO Prequel: Three Jokes for Sod is a performance-prequel for the fictional premise of Jen Liu’s solo exhibition at SOD Space of Drawings.

In late June, slide images of people wearing sweaters, 2 records, and a package of mixed seeds: carrots, beets, and turnips, were buried outside Antechamber – Project Space for Drawing and Other Research a good 20 minute bike ride from the gallery. On August 23 Liu will bring in the harvest. Damaged slides, scratched music, and a serving of root vegetables will be accompanied by three jokes. These jokes will be unraveled to reflect on failures of belief, politics, and social cohesion: ushering us into the winter of our discontent.

The performance took place at Antechamber on Thursday August 23. 2012

Jen Liu’s Initial Public Offering OOOO (IPOOOOO) is exhibited at SOD Friday August 24 – September 22.2012.

Jen Liu (b. 1976) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, and has exhibited extensively, with past exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, Royal Academy, London and De Hallen Museum, Haarlem.

Antechamber is supported by the Danish Arts Council, Københavns Kommunes Billedkunstudvalg and the Clara Lachmann Foundation.