about the project.

On View: TBA

Location
Flushing Chinatown, Queens. 

The Red String is a site-specific installation designed for a public park in Flushing Chinatown, where many Asian Americans and Chinese immigrants congregate on a daily basis. The installation will consist of both physical and digital components reflecting on East Asian cultural heritages and immigrant lives. The goal of the project is to bring healing to a community that has been devastated by the pandemic both economically and emotionally.

The Red String is commissioned by More Art through the Engaging Artists Residency program. The nine-month Residency provides an opportunity for NYC-based early career and underrepresented artists to gain a deeper understanding of the history of the field of public art, and is focused on the incubation and commissioning of a public art project. The Residency carries a $8000 award to realize the project.

about the artist.

Lily Honglei is an Asian American artist collective whose practice interweaves East Asian cultural heritages with new imaging technologies including animation, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Lily Honglei strives to amplify voices for underserved communities and marginal groups in societies through artistic creativity and innovations.

Lily Honglei’s art projects have been exhibited at numerous contemporary art and new media art venues including Museum of Art and Design in New York, Queens Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, The Painting Center of New York, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center New York, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning in New York, Asian American Art Alliance in New York, SIGGRAPH Art Gallery and SIGGRAPH Asia, to name a few. They have received many awards and grants including People’s Choice Award at Museum of Art & Design in New York, Creative Capital Award for Moving Image & Visual Arts, Jerome Foundation grant, New York Foundation of Arts Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts grant, Queens Art Fund, among others.