MUMU GALLERY X 2018 NEXT ART TAINAN

CHEN YU-WUN & Krisaya Luenganantakul

15 Mar. - 15 Apr. 2018

2018 Next Art Tainan: The Metamorphosis

Curator: Ming Turner

The exhibition adopts the title of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella, The Metamorphosis. It explores the concepts of hybridity, particularly the combination of humans and beasts. It also examines the amalgamation of humans and machines, resulting in the creation of cyborgs, as well as the transition between reality and virtuality in cyberspace. The exhibition also responds to Shan Hai Ching, which is a classic Chinese text depicting a variety of imaginary and mythicized creatures and landscapes. We live in an era which cannot be understood through any single theory.

Important issues of human history (such as subjects and sexuality) are composed of multiple and intersectional cultural components, which form networks that interact within themselves. These intersectional networks are a form of metamorphosis. The exhibition forms visible (physical) and non-visible (cultural) Metamorphoses.

2018 臺南新藝獎:「變形記」

策展人:陳明惠

本展覽與卡夫卡1915年的代表作《變形記》同名,不僅探討「混種」概念中人與蟲獸形體的結合與變形,本展覽更涉及「賽伯格」現象裡人與機器的結合,及數位世界裡真實與虛擬的人體之交錯。本展覽亦呼應中國最早的人文地理誌《山海經》,其中充滿想像與迷幻的千奇百怪的山川神祇與飛禽異獸,及呈現一種荒誕有趣的異國風景與神話。本展覽除了呈現形體面向上的質變,亦探討當今社會、意識型態、價值觀的錯縱複雜性,這即是當今我們所生存的時空之寫照。本展覽形構出可見(形體上)與不可見(文化上)的「變形記」。

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