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Karaoke Quotes by Jevijoe Vitug
June 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - July 9, 2020 @ 11:00 pm UTC-5
8pm to 11 pm
Installed in the Flux Factory Gallery windows at 39-31 29th street, LIC
In honor of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) who are battling against systemic racism, Jevijoe Vitug has compiled screenshots of karaoke songs online that are mostly revolutionary and popularized by Black artists. Projected on a screen using a karaoke mobile unit, the lyrics of the songs without the music seem like poignant quotes. Thus the artist calls them “Karaoke Quotes”
Queens-based artist Jevijoe Vitug creates paintings, performance and community projects as avant-garde strategy to visibilize labor, indigenous legacy and the forgotten history of people of color.
Jevijoe earned his MFA dual degree in Studio Arts and Design and Technology from San Francisco Art Institute in 2015 and his work has been included in exhibitions at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (2005, 2006), Singapore Art Museum (2006), Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2009), Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas (2012), Staff show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art , NY (2017, 2019), Queens Museum, NY (2018), San Diego Art Institute, San Diego CA (2019). His performance projects have been presented at NIPAF, Japan (2004), Koret Educational Center at SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (2008), London Biennale organized by David Medalla (2012, 2014), Flux residency at AroS Museum, Denmark (2018), Museum Mile at The Africa Center and El Museo Del Barrio (2019), UP Vargas Museum(2019). In 2019, Vitug is a recipient of Queens Arts Fund New Works Grant and an artist-in-residence of The Laundromat Project’s Create Change Program. He is member of Museum Union Art Workers, District Council- 37 Local 1503 and currently serves in the community resident board of directors of Flux Factory.