Art Together Now | Gala Porras-Kim

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Art Together Now | Gala Porras-Kim || Radcliffe Institute

As we weather the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all learning how to mitigate our isolation and collective uncertainty. In moments of crisis, we turn to art not only for distraction, but also for solace. Indeed, art seems like a crucial act of joy and affirmation in this time.

For our new series #ArtTogetherNow, we challenged members of our community to use their smartphones to create art-themed videos with the simple aim of uplifting, inspiring, or amusing our interdisciplinary audience through a brief encounter with the imagination.

Here, the artist Gala Porras-Kim installs a work by the late installation artist Félix González-Torres in her Los Angeles studio.

Félix González-Torres
"Untitled" (Fortune Cookie Corner), 1990
Fortune cookies, endless supply
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Original installation: Approximately 10,000 fortune cookies

In recognition of this globally significant moment and in reflection of the ever-relevant and flexible nature of the work of González-Torres—much of which consists of participatory installations that ask viewers to take a piece with them—the Andrea Rosen Gallery and David Zwirner gallery invited Porras-Kim and 999 others to become an archival part of the total "site" of an expansive physical exhibition.