July 13-30, 2017 at Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 18 W 86th St, New York, NY

Press release: Bard Graduate Center is pleased to present a pop up installation by Beau Rhee / Atelier de Geste from July 13 to 30. Naviguer à vue is a mixed-media installation that explores navigation, migration, and passage in spiritual, physical, and emotional realms. In the Gallery opposite our current Focus Project exhibition Design by the Book: Chinese Ritual Objects and the Sanli tu, light vessels and wall hangings dramatically define the environment with color, light, reflection, and shadow encouraging ritualized pathways of movement. The drawings and recurring shades of blue evoke both cosmic and corporeal themes.

About the installation Rhee says, “these works show the ever-present connection between movement and material in my practice. The gesture and movements are extended and formed into various media, prolonging the ephemeral art of choreography into physical and visual materials. Concepts of trace, notation, and the dialogue between the ephemeral and the archive are found throughout the works.”

Photography: Atelier de Geste, Julieta Cervantes, Jaye Rhee