Date: July 17, 2021

Time: 6:00 - 10:00pm

Location: Leon

Iconoclashgiftsfeld, or the ambiguity of image destruction in a poison field

7:30pm Live Performance with Breakdancers: Michael Mestas & Isabella Rose

Artist Statement
I have this on-going side agenda to push creativity beyond the conventional art object and space as
strategy to surprise people into loving art. My first professional art exhibit was a sound piece that took
place in an elevator at Art in General, an alternative space for emerging artists in downtown New York
City. Iconoclashgiftsfeld, or the ambiguity of image destruction in a poison field, was originally conceived
of as a pop up tourist shop to analyze the destruction of monuments and the power of the image. I took
the position of an archeologist and hence dug up as many images on the internet regarding modern
iconoclasm since 2001 marked by the Taliban blowing up of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. I then reproduced
the images and video footage on tourist items (t-shirts, caps, mugs, postcards and key chains) at tourist
prices. It’s not the most lucrative art sales model, but completes my commitment to disseminating
atypical readings on our contemporary social climate with non-traditional art forms.

Angie Eng was born in San Francisco, California and recently relocated from Paris, France to Boulder,
Colorado to pursue a Ph.D. on Kosmorganic aesthetics in the intermedia arts program at CU Boulder.
Prior to Paris she lived and worked in New York City for 15 years developing a professional art practice on
expanded media and installation art. Although known for her experimental video performance and
installation, she was trained as a painter at UC Santa Barbara. Light, color, pattern and gesture continue
to inform her work that have manifested in many genres such as AV performance, video art, sound art,
conceptual art, and new media. Earning her label as a “peripatetic artist”, this year she worked on a sound walk, an audiovisual mapping projection, an interactive sound poetry installation, a series of paintings highlighting 36 landmark civil rights cases, a public art project of recycled materials in conjunction with Iconoclashgiftsfeld for Leon
Gallery. Her work has been presented worldwide in venues such as The Whitney Museum at Philip
Morris, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Roulette Intermedium , Bronx Museum, Artists Space, Anthology
Film Archives, Le Cube, CNES, and Cité de la Musique. She has received numerous awards and
commissions for her work from New Radio and Performing Arts, Harvestworks, Art In General, Lower
Manhattan Cultural Council, New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Alternative
Museum, Experimental TV Center Finishing Funds, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Boulder
Arts Commission.