Found in Translation: Explorations by 8 Contemporary Artists
We often hear of the risks of losing meaning in translation. But visual artists are skilled at converting ideas and questions into art. Found in Translation: Explorations by 8 Contemporary Artists reveals the richness and nuance that can be discovered through this process of change and transformation.
The art in Found in Translation is informed but not defined by artists’ individual experiences with immigration from places across Asia to the Kansas City region. It reflects their perspectives on the world and their places in it, shaped through a range of styles and media. These eight artists use their practices to explore evolving personal questions tied to place, memory, relationships, and other complex topics.
Found in Translation is the second exhibition in the Nelson-Atkins initiative KC Art Now, which celebrates the talent of local artists.
Organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Generous support provided by Linda Woodsmall DeBruce and Paul DeBruce, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Artists in Conversation: Identity
Saturday, December 10 | 11 a.m –12:15 p.m.
$8 public | $5 members
Meet and greet with local educators who preserve and share Asian American heritage.
10–10:45 a.m. in Bloch Lobby
Identity is fluid. It changes as people navigate their place in this world. This concept will be explored by exhibition artists Priya Suresh Kambli, Yoonmi Nam, and Heinrich Toh, and vocalist Kevin Johnson. Participants will share their perspectives about identity, an important theme in Found in Translation: Explorations by 8 Contemporary Artists. Moderator: Eleanor Lim-Midyett, Assistant Professor, Kansas City Art Institute, School of Liberal Arts.
Save the date for these exciting programs. Details and tickets available soon!
Friday, March 10, 2023 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Lens 2 and Bloch Lobby
Tickets not required
Meet artists featured in Found in Translation: Explorations by 8 Contemporary Artists.
Exhibition artists Noriko Ebersole, Shreepad Joglekar, Yoonmi Nam, Hyeyoung Shin, Heinrich Toh, and Hong Chun Zhang will discuss selected steps in their artistic process. View images and tools of their work and hear how they create their art and make choices about media and techniques.
Studio Visit Day
Saturday, April 22, 2023 | 1–5 p.m.
$25 public | $20 members | Free Collector’s Circle level members
Studio locations and schedule details provided to registrants
Visit studios and engage with artists Shreepad Joglekar, Priya Suresh Kambli