GENERAL HEARTBREAK 1993
TIME ISN'T REAL
WHITENESS IS A LIE
& YOUR MONEY DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING
Greetings from Chinatown Soup. We are writing to invite you to our first resident artist showcase featuring Ashley Yang-Thompson. Ashley asked that invitations to her show include select questions to different invitees. Here are yours:
Are you tired of typical art world bullshit?
Do you like a thong with the perfect snapback?
Are you balding?
Are you having trouble finding the perfect concealer?
Are you bored to the point of almost destroying your family?
Do you need to learn how to breathe?
Do you thrive in the darkness?
What if art was a casual experience?
What if art came in a Happy Meal®?
General Heartbreak 1993 is a Factory without needles, a wonderland without fear, or the playground you imagined as a child. You’ll find five napping stations, a blemished runway, lingerie forest, dead disco ball, open envelope invitations, and bird calls that have been attracting a growing number of wanderers since late December.
By January 10, our upstairs gallery will be filled with protest signs, a “bad painting” series, a live window display, poetry, and music.
Ashley used local objects and scavenged items from Materials for the Arts to produce all of these works. They’re available to take home for less than the price of a Happy Meal® because it’s 2017, and there are enough frauds in power.