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Ken Lum: What’s old is old for a dog.

Location:Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ken Lum: What’s old is old for a dog.
March 15 – May 12, 2018
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. The exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of Eleanor and Francis Shen and the Wattis Leadership Council. Special thanks to Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo; Royale Projects, Los Angeles; Kitty Scott; Barbara Fischer; Grant Arnold; and Sophie Brodovitch.



March 15
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts


Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts