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Spotlight: Yi Xin Tong, NYC Fishing Trip


 

Spotlight: Yi Xin Tong, NYC Fishing Trip
August 4 - September 15

Yi Xin Tong, still from Camera Popper Lure (2017), SD video with sound, 5’34”

Yi Xin Tong, still from Camera Popper Lure (2017), SD video with sound, 5’34”

NARS Spotlight is proud to present Yi Xin Tong's solo exhibition "NYC Fishing Trip," opening August 4th and up through September 15, 2017.

Yi Xin Tong is a New York-based artist and amateur fisherman who enthusiastically steals his own studio time for fishing, which brings him to the remote peripheries of the city where ruins replace buildings and nature’s reclamation is surprisingly ubiquitous. Besides the new perspectives gained on the social geography of New York, fresh bluefish and striped bass occasionally appear on his dinner table. On the edge of the ocean as well as on YouTube, Tong’s endeavor is for the most part anti-productive; however, the salutations from his peer fishing channel hosts linger in his ears, “Tight lines. See you next time.”
 
Earlier Event: August 4
Bearings
Later Event: September 8
various existential angsts