Miami International Airport
Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affair
Flying Desserts and Other Utopias
Central Terminal Gallery
Open November 2016
Mobile Fortune Cookie (under construction), steel tubing, aluminum sheet, rivets, 2016
Beginning with early Russian avant-garde musings on floating cities, Brooklyn-based artist London Tsai considers utopias of various forms. In our age of global tourism and extreme mobility, utopias are no longer in the future but somewhere else. In order to reach these other places more conveniently, it makes sense that our homes become our ships. So why not design some of them in the shape of desserts that we love? After all, in addition to being completely mobile we are also hypervisible. This way we can have our cake and eat it too.
Lun-Yi London Tsai was born in Massachusetts, spent his early childhood in Paris and grew up in SoHo, New York in the 1980s. After college and graduate school at Tufts University and the University of Pittsburgh respectively, Tsai spent six years in China. Since then, he has lived in Boston, Seattle, Miami and New York. An artist residency in Berlin in 2008 was pivotal in awakening his latent sculptural tendencies; his father was the late kinetic sculptor Wen-Ying Tsai. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Created by L.E.T.S. Draw students: Aaron Ashe, Dominique Byrd, Aesha Coleman, Charlotte Graham, Khyree Joseph, Kheyana Joseph and Nathaniel Perverdera.
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