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Craft and Folk Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Ironings
5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


May 11th, 2008 - August 10th, 2008
 
Ironings, Mung Lar LamMung Lar Lam, Ironings
© Courtesy the artist and Craft and Folk Art Museum
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Hong Kong born and San Francisco-based artist Mung Lar Lam has created a thought-provoking body of work by employing reclaimed cotton fabric, starch and the process of ironing. Using the medium of ironed marks and folds, Lam illustrates ideas relating to temporality, transition, and memory through her performative installations. The resulting fabric works, sculpted with delicate patterns and designs, address questions related to traditional women's roles, domestic tasks, and placement of "craft" in art history. A graduate of the California College of the Arts and a full-time faculty member at The Art Institute of California, Lam was artist-in-residence at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris and a finalist for the SFMOMA SECA Award in 2006.

This performative installation will transform several times throughout the course of display as the artist unfolds, un-irons, re-marks, and re-irons select works at events that will be open to the public. While the physicality of her works merge drawing, sculpture, and architecture, Lam's performative installations foremost are provocative critiques that reposition and repurpose domestic objects and rituals. During CAFAM's installation, museum visitors are invited to contribute to this dialogue by attending the related lectures and ironing performances.


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