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Sat, May 11


Heritage Museum of Asian Art

IF THE SKY COULD DREAM - Exploring the Mind of Artist Irene Hsiao

Join our 2024 Resident Artist Irene Hsiao in a performance with guest Artist, and a discussion about her process of performance and installation art as part of the "If The Sky Could Dream" program.

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IF THE SKY COULD DREAM - Exploring the Mind of Artist Irene Hsiao
IF THE SKY COULD DREAM - Exploring the Mind of Artist Irene Hsiao

Time & Location

May 11, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Heritage Museum of Asian Art, 3500 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60609, USA


About the event

Join the HMAA's Artist in Residence Irene Hsiao for a performance with guest musician Menghua following with an insightful artist conversation about the process behind her project, IF THE SKY COULD  DREAM. Attendees will explore the details of Hsiao's project through the lens of the artist herself, learning about installation and performance art and how it relates to the HMAA's current exhibition Year of the Dragon: Early China to LEGO.

IF THE SKY COULD DREAM focuses on the Chinese dragon as a powerful being that fosters harmony. This creature is emblematic of China as well as a mythological being for many Asian and Western cultures and thus evokes a sense of mysticism, and intrigue in many communities. Representing the Chinese Dragon as a water deity, the  installation series will feature images and projections of the weather and local bodies of water in Chicago.

Please note that events may be canceled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

"AAPI Heritage Month Cultural Festival 2024" is sponsored by Chicago Community Trust.

If The Sky Could Dream is supported, in part, by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

About Irene Hsiao

Irene Hsiao creates performances in conversation with visual art in  museums, galleries, and public spaces, a practice that includes  site-specific interaction with visual artworks and experimental  engagement with artists, institutions, and the public.

Photo by Ricardo E. Adame.


The Heritage Museum of Asian Art's Entrance is on West 35th Street.  Take the elevator to the third floor and turn right to the Museum  Reception Desk. Accessible and standard toilets are located on the same  floor. Free parking space is available next to the museum via West 35th  Street.

If you have any programming questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with or 312-842-8884.


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