Public Screening and Reception Saturday, January 20, 2007 from 6-9pm.
Artist’s work on display January 19 – February 2, 2007.
A 2005 exhibition of knitted sculpture in a Washington DC office building sparked controversy among tenants because it included work that the tenants (predominately lawyers) found offensive. The controversy centered on crocheted sculptures by local artist Ming Yi Sung (now Zeleski) that showed human figures and monkeys complete with crocheted nipples and genitalia. The controversy attracted significant media attention. A short documentary about the controversy, called “Public Art, Private Parts,” will premier at the
Background: In June of 2005, Binnie B. Fry, director of the Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space in the office building at
Brandon Bloch, documentary film producer, artist, and first year graduate student in American University’s Master’s Program in Film and Video, recently directed a 5-minute short film in which he and his collaborators, animator Brad Lambert and editor Brad Soucy playfully outline the story with interviews and animation.
For a gallery of Ming Yi Sung’s work: http://mingyisung.com/
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