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More-than-Self-Defense Mimi Biyao Bai at A.I.R Gallery NYC

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

May 25 – June 23, 2024
Opening reception: Saturday, May 25, from 6–8pm

Meet the artist: Saturday, June 1 & 8, 2–5pm, and Thursday, June 20, 3–6pm

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce More-than-Self-Defense, an exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and installation by 2023–2024 Fellow Mimi Bai. This is Bai’s first solo exhibition in New York City.

In More-than-Self-Defense, Bai interrogates how the cultural fantasies we have inherited about  violence, safety, and survival collide with our lived realities. Incorporating research into Westerns and action films, fungi, and doomsday preppers, Bai asks: what does it mean to be prepared? How are representations of safety and survival centered around the individual rather than the collective or the structural? What are alternative modes of survival, adaptation, and creation?

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May 25
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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