By What Means and What Measure – Daniel Shieh, Chia-Lun Chang, Lisa Hsiao Chen, and Ly Tran

Daniel Shieh and Chia Lun Chang, Photo by Martin Seck
Daniel Shieh and Chia Lun Chang, Photo by Martin Seck

By What Means and What Measure

A reading and panel discussion with artist Daniel Shieh, poet Chia-Lun Chang, and authors Lisa Hsiao Chen and Ly Tran.

Saturday, August 12, 3pm
Upper Gallery 
at The Arts Center at Governors Island

Daniel Shieh and Chia-Lun Chang met as LMCC artists in residence at The Arts Center on Governors Island in 2021 and worked together on the exhibition Where Time Runs Backwards currently on view at The Arts Center at Governors IslandChia-Lun will read a poem written in response to Daniel’s exhibited sculptures and invite Lisa Hsiao Chen and Ly Tran to read excerpts from their work which touch on their personal experiences of how time and memory pass between generations of immigrant families.

The four artists and writers will engage in conversation about how their diaspora experiences and political situations have informed their practice.

Daniel Shieh

Daniel Shieh is a Taiwanese-born artist who investigates what is considered foreign to the United States. Through audio and sculptural installations, he examines key themes in American culture such as the frontier, nativism, and space exploration. His immersive installations often take the form of architectural structures that manipulate spatial perception and alter the power dynamics between visitors. Shieh has exhibited at Socrates Sculpture Park, SPRING/BREAK, Franconia Sculpture Park, Josephine Sculpture Park, and I-Park Foundation. He has been awarded residencies and fellowships at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, Bronx Museum of the Arts, MASS MoCA, Anderson Ranch, Fountainhead, Millay Arts, ACRE, and Wassaic Project. He received an MDes from Harvard University and is based in Brooklyn, New York.


Chia-Lun CHang

Chia-Lun Chang is the author of Prescribee, winner of the 2021 Nightboat Poetry Prize, and two chapbooks, An Alien Well-Tamed (Belladonna*, 2022) and One Day We Become Whites (No, Dear, 2016). She has received support from Jerome Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, Poets House, Tofte Lake Center, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council among others. She teaches contemporary Taiwanese poetry and fiction at the Brooklyn Public Library. Born and raised in New Taipei City and Puli, she lives in New York City.

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Lisa Hsiao Chen is the author of Activities of Daily Living (W.W. Norton), a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the Gotham Book Prize and longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. It was selected by The New Yorker and Vogue as a Best Book of 2022 and as a Top 10 Book of 2022 by Publishers Weekly. Her book of poems, Mouth (Kaya Press), received an Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. She has received support from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Center for Fiction, Art Omi: Writers, and Vermont Studio Center. Born in Taipei, she now lives in New York City.

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Ly Tran graduated from Columbia University in 2014 with a degree in creative writing and linguistics. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Art Omi, and Yaddo. House of Sticks is her first book.