Open Studio

Open Studio re-envisions the studio space as a multifunctional dwelling and a community center for gathering. In collaboration with six diaspora artists and over 30 audience members, this project hosts a 12-hour celebration that challenges the conventional notion of an 'art-working'/'art-laboring' space, speaking topics related to feminism, queer identity, and community-building. By integrating induction heater, food, an air mattress, candles, shrine, plants, and even a karaoke machine, the space welcomes audience to think about the nature of an art space as a labor site. What happens when the creative process is not only revealed but also participatory? How do power dynamics between the audience and the artist shift when the lines of division blur? How can intimacy be fostered among artworks, audience, artists, and a space that encourages co-creation rather than erasure?