Current Perspectives lecture series - The Xijing Men: Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Chen Shaoxiong and Gimhongsok 7 p.m. Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall
Co-sponsored by H&R Block Artspace at KCAI and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence
The Xijing Men produce video art performances about the imaginary place of Xijing, which was conceived as an idealized western capital, meant to complement three other directional capitals of East Asia: Beijing, the northern capital; Nanjing, the southern capital; and Tokyo, the eastern capital. Since forming in 2006, the Xijing Men, Tsuyoshi Ozawa (Japan), Chen Shaoxiong (China) and Gimhongsok (Korea), have staged scenarios drawing heavily on absurdity, satire, sarcasm and humor. Their isit is part of a 10-day residency to create and install new work to be exhibted Feb. 2-April 3 at the H&R Block Artspace.
Pictured: "I Love Xijing" by The Xijing Men, video installation